Are We Being Turned Into Cars?
by Buck Quigley - posted 12:12 pm, April 17, 2015
Is it possible the auto industry is responsible for shifting the blame for driver negligence onto cyclists and pedestrians? And could it be that the bicycle industry is complicit by selling more safety gear rather than lobbying for better cycling infrastructure?
Look at the commercial for the region’s biggest bike store. Cyclists tend to stick to the sidewalk (where it’s technically illegal to ride), or they pedal in circles in the driveway or parking lot, always wearing helmets (available for purchase at Bert’s Bikes). Cars are not part of the picture in this cycling fantasy, unless they are safely parked and stationary.