Just some questions about your opinions. These are questions of personal opinion, so there are no right or wrong answers. This is meant to be only food for thought.
- How important is it to you personally to make cycling more popular in our culture? Why?
- What do you think of cars and bikes sharing surface roads (roads on which slow moving vehicles are not prohibited)? Sharing lanes side-by-side? Sharing lanes in line with each other?
- What do you think of the practice of bicyclists negotiating for right of way in narrow lanes, to make left turns, etc., which often requires motor traffic to slow down?
- How strong do you believe is the relationship between cycling not being more popular than it is, and the prevalence of the belief that bikes should avoid "mixing" with cars on the road as much as possible?
- How important to you personally is it that cyclists retain the right to use the road as vehicle drivers? Do you believe cyclists are at any risk to lose this right?
- With respect to a given cyclist getting noticed by others, how important do you believe is the factor of road and lane positioning? That is, if the cyclist is riding in road space normally used by vehicular traffic versus riding in space that is off to the side of that, do you think it makes much of a difference in terms of how much attention he or she gets? Whatever your answer, why do believe this?
- Do you believe that bike lanes convey the message that bicyclists belong on the road? How do they do that?
- Do you believe bike lanes reinforce the notion that if cyclists are to "share" the road, they should do it in a way that does not impede same-direction motor traffic? If so, how do they do that?