Unfortunately, most folks are pretty stupid. They tend to believe what they want to believe, and basically the maggots who work in advertising and the media want people to believe that "you are the only person in the world and everyone else is out there to get you" and unfortunately that's what most folks want to believe as well. Hence their perception of safety only relates to what happens to them and nobody else.Originally posted by PapeteeBooh
Some of the perception of danger is F***ed up in my opinion. Large cars are rated safer but safer for who? IF the statistics took into account solely the number of fatalities cause by the car, motorcycle or bike running over somebody (which is not sillier than only taking into account drivers' death after all). One would get quite a different picture. If your vehicle only get others killed it is safe? Hmm. THat logic escapes me.:confused:
They probably would be, but I'm yet to see a well designed off-road path anywhere! I mean, what the designers of these things forget is that cycle commuters still have to get to work on time like everyone else. It's just too hard to do that on the paths we have around here. Hence, I use the road.Originally posted by PapeteeBooh
However, even though I know that not all commuters agree with it. I think that well design bike trails, as well as cycling path are also critical for our safety. Personally I like them.
I honestly believe the only purpose served by off-road paths is a place to teach children how to ride. Apart from that, they're useless.