Join Date: Jul 2000
Bikes: 1959 Capo; 1980 Peugeot PKN-10; 1981 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;
We need to keep pushing and advocating for greater accountability for motorists. MADD has been very successful in the U.S. If they do not want to dilute/expand their charter to take on incompetent, careless, distracted, and aggressive motorists, then perhaps a parallel advocacy organization (of motorists and pedestrians, as well as cyclists) is needed. In California, and, I suspect most other states and civilised countries, driving is legally a privilege, not a right. The judicial system needs to wake up to this fact.
I am blessed to live and work in a region in which bicyclists and on-road joggers are plentiful and generally respected, but even San Diego, one of Bicycling Magazine's top ten U.S. cities for cycling, could be alot better. I figure it is up to us to make it so.
"Early to bed, early to rise. Work like hell, and advertise." -- George Stahlman
Capo [dschaw'-poe]: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324; 1960 Sieger, S/N 42624
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1981 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069