I am new to this forum and think it's amazing!
My question is "How do you get over the fear of commuting in heavy, seemingly apathetic traffic?"
I recently moved from Portland,OR to Kansas City. In the NW I got rid of my vehicle and rode my bike everywhere, of course this was made easier and safer by the prevelant bike lanes and presence of so many like minded induviduals. Motorist HAD to make way for bikes and were much more informed about sharing the roads.
Moving to KC has all but squashed my commuting. I now own a car , and have entertained the idea of picking up commuting to work again since I only work 8 miles away, but I can't get myself to get over the fear of a couple dangerous intersections and strips of road that are unaviodable.
Basically, Portland spoiled me and now I have become soft. What is the best way to confront this and proceed. One advantage that I have is a flexible work schedule, and may just need to travel after or before rush hour.
Just looking for some advice. Thanks!