Though at times they can seem like adversaries, bike riders and dog walkers are actually natural allies.
For one thing, they both recognize that not everybody wants to spend 100 percent of their outdoor time in cars. And secondly, they both tend to realize that those who occasionally sally forth without an automobile aren't always the wild-eyed Communists they're sometimes made out to be.
Plus there's a third link. At least some cyclists and dog walkers remember when the Northwest had a forward looking self-image and wasn't warped by the rants of angry crabs who think sharing means losing control or yielding power.
Bike riders and dog walkers also own cars, of course. But some of them wonder if maybe cities shouldn't be designed for people first.