Catherine notes that while hitting a pedestrian with a car in this city nets you just a $50 fine, biking the wrong way on a one-way street gets a $25 fine. That's madness. Cyclists probably shouldn't bike in the wrong direction (though the particular block where the tickets were handed out is an odd case where they should probably implement a special "wrong way" bike lane) but those who do so aren't endangering anyone but themselves. Conservative pundits who ram pedestrians with their car, by contrast, are rolling the dice with other people's lives.
Matthew Yglesias is a former writer and editor at The Atlantic.