Bicycle culture


I actually did click on a Facebook ad and bought a book on 50 ways bike culture will change my life 😉

A regular letter-whiner in teh NG spouted “the usual lies” about cyclists (we don’t pay taxes, we don’t obey the laws) in the context that our new bicycle repair stations were evidence of discrimination against automobile drivers.

My rebuttal would be Ya, you betcha!  We *should* discriminate against the polluting, deadly, foreign-oil dependent cagers… I wasn’t even out of my block this mornign before I’d passed a two people who’d just crashed… broken glass and dents… and the very sad … that was probably somebody’s pet cat.

Need to grease my little chain… note to self:  just buying Tri-flow doesn’t do it 😉

5 responses to “Bicycle culture

  1. The REAL argument is that motorists present a unique and overwhelming danger to other road users, which impose a burden on all of society.

    If we lived in a society oriented around local cycling transport, everyone’s cost would be far lower, even before considering the healthcare effects. The name of the movie should have been “Planes, Trains, and Bikes” instead of “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles.”

    Walkability IS important.

  2. Amen. Walkability is a huge issue here, in winter — snow plows simply plow all over the walkways. We had two fatalities last year, if I remember right.

  3. Agreed on all points with the above comments…

    But if a bicycle repair station is evidence of discrimination against Mororists, what are gas starions and Highways evidence of?

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