Wednesday, November 12, 2008

[Cyclelicious] New comment on A United Front.

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

How many VC trainers works with young cyclists (not old enough to have a drivers license) on 8-lane roads? Why not? How do you train young minds to know what's in the head of a large SUV driver who just had too many beers at the ball game and is speeding home before he's in more trouble with his wife? How do you teach young minds to appreciate the inadequacies of our electronic intersection signals?

How do VCs explain to a young one that his 60 lb body on a bike has the same rights to use the road as a 60,000 lb semi? Even my young ones know how foolish that dichotomy is.

VC advocates are typically adults without children or if with children, they typically don't let them ride along on major roads.

Teaching these issues to four sons provides more education than most VCs would take the time to learn, let alone teach. I would like to see more separated bike lanes but effective law enforcement of STR is a first step which has yet to be achieved.

Posted by Anonymous to Cyclelicious at 11/12/2008 10:35:00 AM