Yes, I have noticed too, that I may be slacking a little in the blogging department. Can you blame me though? As we roll into autumn, bicycle news tends to slow down. After all, cycling is mainly a summer activity, or just whenever there isn't any snow from April until November.
All year, bicycles on the sidewalk seem to be a rather large problem downtown. Actually, anywhere in the city. Why is it they speed down the sidewalk instead of being on the road? Are they afraid of the cars or do they just lack the skills to bike in traffic? I'm not pointing out that anyone who bikes on the sidewalk is a wuss by any means, but if you're that afraid to be on the road, it wouldn't hurt to learn a few rules and bicycle handling skills.
Maybe something as simple as a sign would be enough to deter a few people from riding their bikes on the sidewalk.
An adult on a bicycle has the capability of cruising around 15-25km/h. If a car is pulling out of a driveway, they are not expecting a bicycle to be zooming down the sidewalk. If you hit the car, you are liable for your own injuries because you are breaking the law in the first place.
I am not the police, so I cannot enforce this by-law. If you are going to ride your bicycle on the sidewalk, at least use common sense and ALWAYS ring your bell when coming up behind people. Remember, if the police actually did something, there is a $50 fine.