Advocacy & Safety - St. Pete Times article on cycling
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10-28-08, 01:27 AM
nicely done with about 30 inches of column coverage:
Very nice - good stuff. Need more.
Good article... I especially like the comments about why cycling in America is so low...
America is built around cars. Our cities, roads, parking lots and drive-throughs bow to them. Nice cars help define success.
And the best way to resolve that:
In a group of about 30 cyclists, we felt like the majority. It seemed the road was meant for bicycles and not cars. I could see why it was safer — cars saw us and gave us plenty of room when they passed.
A recent study backs that up. Researchers found that the rate of cycling accidents falls as ridership rises. The more people ride, the more conscious drivers are of cyclists. It's called a virtuous cycle. The more people perceive cycling as safer, the more take it up.
10-28-08, 08:01 AM
I knew it was all a lie when she said "cold air".
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