A NON-VC Thread, please!
Do you feel there are geographic/situational differences in bicycle-vehicle interactions and safety issues and driver's attitudes?
For an example, I would posit that where there are many active cyclists amongst the population (such as where I live) and there is an atmosphere of "fitness" and "exercise" and lots (almost all in my neighborhood) have an adult bicycle in the garage and even sometimes they ride it, that there would be a more tolerant attitude towards bicyclists, "share the road," taking a lane appropriately and other aspects of bicycling - vehicle interactions.
Or perhaps situational - such as rural vs. suburban vs. urban.
I have no evidence for my positing, but I am sure there are many folks there who may have opinions or even evidence, due to their personal experiences or whatever.