Comment 71556

By Undustrial (registered) - website | Posted November 23, 2011 at 12:50:42 in reply to Comment 71491

I'm not going to defend the actions of all cyclists, and I don't have to. There are plenty of idiots, especially around the university, but that's an argument for doing something about them, not punishing all cyclists as a result.

So far today riding a bike, I've been honked at, cut off, had change thrown at me and screamed at to "get in the bike lane" because there was a white line marking off the shoulder (starting at about 6 inches of width from the curb). These actions are not abnormal, and they go well beyond "annoying" into realms such as "threatening", "abuse" and "potentially lethal". The police do next to nothing about this, choosing instead to blame pedestrians and cyclists for being hit, and the result is a very real and significant number of deaths and injuries.

Wanna know why people don't cycle? Because they're afraid for their lives.

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