Thursday, November 13, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on A United Front.

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

Jennifer's comment demonstrates part of the disagreement. Residential road rage?

More broadly, what seems to define the different viewpoints of cycling is how we view motorists. Are they raging demons who go into kill mode at the mere sight of a cyclist in their path? Or are they just other drivers who happen to be using wider, faster vehicles than us?

Likewise, is it the job of cyclists to always defer to motor traffic, staying out of their way at all costs, or is it the job of all drivers to treat each other as equals?

Until we can all agree on our relationship to motorists, it's difficult to be united. The comments above demonstrate both extremes.

We already have a physically separate network. We usually call them sidewalks, and some cyclists prefer that network. A Class I Multi Use path is just a sidewalk without a parallel road.

Posted by MikeOnBike to Cyclelicious at 11/13/2008 10:20:00 AM