It's not about your dog. It's about both dogs. That dog may have been aggressive or scared, or they may just be working on leash reactivity and you're simply making it harder for them to train their dog. My dog is super friendly and I'm still pissed when people let their dog run up to her without asking, when I'd be 100% into stopping to let them greet each other if you just used your fucking words.
You should feel shamed.
You could have just waved him off if it was annoying you that much.
I agree with the fact you should have your turn signal on, but I don't see how it saves you from having to wait if they turned it on 30 seconds earlier. If they're positioned such that you move around them, you do so after the light changes instead. If they aren't, your SOL either way. That, in my opinion, is the real issue with left turns - people who won't just inch forward a little bit so others can pass.
Legally, you're required to yield to pedestrians when cycling on the sidewalk (814.410 - look it up). So they were probably glaring at you because you were expecting them to step into the street to accommodate you teaching your children that laws don't apply to you.
To answer your "where else do you expect them to learn to ride" question - in a parking lot, on a school campus, in a low-traffic residential street, or any of the places the rest of the world learned to ride their bike.
Easily the worst part of this is you are wishing death upon a dog who had absolutely nothing to do with your passive-aggressive stand-off with someone having the audacity to walk their dog on a public sidewalk.
If you're old enough to have operated a car in the early 90s, you should be old enough to be over this need to flex your hipster, I-knew-them-when bullshit muscle.
Who gets mad their roommate plays music they like? I had a roommate that would blast K-Pop all day, and it bothered me less than having to listen to one of your favorite bands bothers you.
So you had your dog off-leash at a park where that's not allowed, and you're mad that someone else had their dog unrestrained at a park where that's not allowed?
If he's actually that far into the road, call the city. Law says 12 inches from the curb max. Get his ass towed, he'll probably stop.
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