We cyclists face so many negative myths just now. Outright lies, really: that we are elitists or scofflaws, or smug moochers who take away from drivers while demanding special favors for ourselves. Sometimes I get depressed about it.
Thank goodness for Elly Blue. She always brings my spirits up because she talks forcefully about the benefits if bikes, and how us cyclists are giving much more than we're taking. She gave this interview to Lindsay Abrams at Salon. I plan to buy Elly's new book as soon as I can.