Thursday, November 15, 2007

making bicycling safe in the us

making bicycling safe in the us: Important stuff - what Berkeley has done. It isn't the Netherlands, but far better than most US cities (except for Davis, CA perhaps) (Via tingilinde.)

I'd be a bit more sympathetic to such initiatives if it were not that in over six years in Philly as a pedestrian and public-transportation user, most times I've come close to injury have been due to cyclists switching between roadway and sidewalk at high speeds, riding against the traffic in one-way streets, and riding through red lights.

There's a holier-than-thou attitude among cycling activists that really rankles. Sharing the road applies to all road users, not just motorists.

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