Building off another thread about a cyclist holding up traffic...
I had a man ask me (at the office) how many motorists I had held up that day.
He may have been kidding, but I am not. I commute by bike in lots of traffic on every kind of street. One thing I have never done: hold up traffic.
Traffic whizzes right by me. They simply don't have the patience to wait for me to accelerate to 35 mph (ha, ha, that's a joke, son.) I figure that with a minimum of 100 horses pulling them along, they shouldn't have a problem passing me. And they never do have a problem.
But I can tell you what holds up motorists: other motorists. It's as plain as the nose on their faces. They are guilty of holding each other up. It's times like these I love to pass them all! If that makes them angry, it's only because they can't do it themselves. Whenever they are able to find a shortcut around traffic, they glow with self-satisfaction over their accomplishment. I know, because I drive, too.
Just get everyone on a bike, and they will be smiling at each other and waving and talking instead of honking, yelling and cussing at each other.