I really want to know--can anyone tell me where bicycle manufacturers stand on the "safe riding" issues?
Of course, they will all say, "wear your helmet." But beyond that, do they publicly advocate safe road cycling practices, or do they remain silent? Are they afraid they may scare newbies away from purchasing their first bikes by telling them to ride them in the street?
Do any of them actually support urban bike paths? If so, does that sell more bikes? And if they support urban paths for bikes, do they know it is risking the lives of their customers?
Where do bike manufacturers stand?