I moved from Plano to San Antonio, first thing I noticed is huge yellow signs on some of the roads down here "watch for bikes and share the road". Why no huge yellow signs in Plano? I sent a note to Bikein Mike and the PBA but didn't get anything substantial back.. As I commuter, one thing I noticed is down here on these roads with yellow sign, no one has flipped me off, no car buzzing and only one honker.
But in Plano during my 6pm commute from Dallas to Allen up custer road, I had some rough experiences, many honks, fingers and a lot of windows rolled down.. and my favorite.. I got spat on. I understand folks get testy @ last mile home, but I don't think they understand a bicycle is vehicle and I have just as much right to be on the road as they do.. no matter if it's a week day @ 6pm or the weekend morning.. I think huge yellow signs would drive this point home, seems to work fine here in San Antonio..
"Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving" Albert the Einstein