Wednesday, November 12, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on A United Front.

The Stouts has left a new comment on your post "A United Front":

Thats precisely the point, neither one is "THE WAY". It has to be both. Poorly thought out bike lanes and infrastructure can be just about as bad as none at all and in some cases even worse, whereas qality bike infrastructure is simply a delight to partake of.

Vehicular cycling is a true necessity for getting around as a cyclist, and interfacing in a predictable manner for drivers of cars.

There are sections along my daily commute where there are simultaneously a beautiful dedicated multi-use path and a shoulder-less, no bike lane, road. Everyday I ride on the road, simply because as one who has been riding for awhile and carries more speed, it is simply easier to ride in with traffic than slow down at each crossing on the path to make sure I don't get hooked.

Daily on that same stretch, I see many folks getting to and from by bike on the adjacent path going at a much more leisurely pace , that probably would not ride otherwise.

My main point is, that as Fritz and Val have mentioned, both have their place, and what we should do is aim for good infrastructure to bring more folks into the fold, but provide good VC education so that people can make informed decisions on the go, what best suits the situation.

Posted by The Stouts to Cyclelicious at 11/12/2008 11:28:00 AM