Comment 34481

By seancb (registered) - website | Posted October 06, 2009 at 11:31:49

Bike lanes benefit drivers too - because it reduces the number of instances a driver has to change lanes to pass a cyclist.

I love the roundabout arguments of the anti-cyclist. It always starts with: 1. "You have no right to be on the road, stop asking for special treatment. Just ride on the sidewalk or get a car or something." Then, because the laws (and society in general) support cyclists being on the roads, it moves to: 2. "OK well if you are supposed to be on the road, then why don't you ride in the lane like traffic does - and by the way, obey all laws - and stop asking for special treatment!"

Then in reality, when cyclists ride in the full lane and obey the laws, and the anti-bike driver gets "stuck" behind a law abiding cyclist, they get annoyed and revert back to argument #1.

And repeat for as long as the person hates bikes (usually forever). It is a no-win argument when you fight against a wall.

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