Tuesday, August 19, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on Dear Abby says "GET OFF THE ROAD".

Martin has left a new comment on your post "Dear Abby says "GET OFF THE ROAD"":

She is definitely caught in Catch-22 logic. Stay off the road until they build bicycle lanes, but they'll never build bicycle lanes, because there aren't any bikers on the roads.

I recently read the book Traffic, it's a great book that explores the culture of traffic, why it is the way it is, what is says about us, and what we can do to change it. It mostly focuses on automobiles, but bicycles are a recurring theme throughout the book. His conclusion when it comes to bicycles is that cycling is dangerous, because drivers are not looking for cyclists. They're not looking for cyclists, because there's not that many out there. So, the primary way for cycling to become safer is to get more cyclists on the road.

Posted by Martin to Cyclelicious at 8/19/2008 10:31:00 AM