We Love You, But…
Yes you are doing your part to save the earth and integrate exercise in your daily life. That is absolutely awesome, we love it, we support you, we want more people to bike. But, there are a few things to keep in mind:
- If you want to be treated with respect as a vehicle on the road, you need to act like a vehicle on the road
- Just because you can see them, doesn’t mean they can see you
So why the tongue lashing? Well, everytime we go out to advocate for new bike facilities the main thing we hear is “those damn bicyclists break the law all the time, why should they get rewarded? They should be ticketed.” And even if that doesn’t bother you this should – bicyclists tend to be at fault in the majority of crashes with automobiles. So think of this as a little tough love. A little knowledge makes traveling by bike even more awesome because you get to keep on bicycling.