Comment 11581

By joe joe (anonymous) | Posted September 10, 2007 at 12:21:58

Hi Bradford,

I agree that driving attitudes contribute towards the dangers of cycling, but you can't discount the affect of a decent infrastructure. It is harder to plough across a concrete median and hit a cyclist than it is a white line.

About your point on attitudes - how do you change these? One way is to promote cycling as a safe and efficient means of transport (the more drivers who bike the more empathy they will have...the more bikes on the road the more drivers will get used to them...), and one way to do this is to actually make it safer - by installing a decent infrastructure.

It's sort of a chicken and egg debate but in my mind the infrastructure piece is possibly the most critical starting point.

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