Two public meetings were held this week to discuss the possibilites of setting a speed limit for bicyclists on the Golden Gate Bridge. SF Appeal reports: "The proposals--which include a 10 mph speed limit for bicycles on the east and west sides of the bridge--generated opposition from many of the 6,000 bicyclists who use the Golden Gate Bridge everyday."

Ridiculously and erroneously, some cyclists fear that this would turn the bridge into a police state. Which isn't the case at all. One cycling activist goes on to explain to the Appeal that, in lieu of slowing down to reasonable and safe speeds, "friction between pedestrians and bikers can be fixed through educating sidewalk users, better signage and marking the sidewalks with lines to guide people into certain areas."

If a speed limit for bikes on the bridge passes, a speed limit violation could result in a $100 fine.