Wednesday, May 23, 2007

[Cyclelicious] New comment on John Forester speaks at Google.

Fritz has left a new comment on your post "John Forester speaks at Google":

I know Forester has his own agenda, but this suit was funded and supported by the California Association of Bicycling Organizations, the California Bicycle Coalition, and the League of American Bicyclists. The leaders of these groups have put aside their animosity towards Forester in this case.

The public has been led to believe that Bike Paths (Class 1 bikeway transportation routes, paved and separated from car traffic) are built with safety in mind partly because California Highway Code establishes minimum safety standards for Bike Paths. But the reality is that municipalities such as the City of Los Angeles are hiding from their responsibility behind a claim that Bike Paths built for transportation are the same as unpaved trails opened for recreation. People are being baited by the promise of a safe Bike Path, but switched to the "ride at your own risk" exposure of an undeveloped trail.

See for details on why California cyclists supported Prokops suit.

Posted by Fritz to Cyclelicious at 5/23/2007 11:57:00 AM