I attended our bike club's monthly meeting last night and I heard something I found to be quite disturbing. A high school in a neighboring city removed their bike racks. They did it because they 1) did not want to promote/encourage biking to school because it's just too dangerous and 2) because they didn't want to be held liable should someone have an accident (since they were obviously encouraging biking by providing bike racks).
So what's next? A ban on riding your bike to the supermarket because they don't want to be held liable? Is anyone else bothered by this? Is it possible that our biking lifestyle is being threatened to the point that biking will be not feasible anymore?
(Yes, I am aware of my tendency towards jumping to the worst possible conclusion.)