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Originally Posted by JRA
Yes, Forester-inspired VC lunacy deserves to have it's own subforum. Cyclists like myself who have been riding according to the rules of the road for decades don't care to be associated with the ideology of the Forester-worshiping VC zealots.
As long as the regular A&S forums stay free of "anti-VC lunacy"
there will be no problems.
Seriously, that is the key. If the Anti-VC'ers want the pro- and anti-VC debate to stay out of regular A&S forums, the anti-VC'ers will have to start showing some restraint in regular A&S threads.
If the anti-VC'ers use regular A&S threads to call ideas they disagree with "lunacy," or falsely accuse people of "worshiping" someone whom they have criticized, they can expect a response. If they support anti-VC positions (striped bike lanes on 25 mph downtown streets, the wholesale adoption of "Complete Streets," etc.), they likewise invite a response from a variety of perspectives.
Finally, name one person in this forum who "worships" Forester. I haven't seen anyone who has uncritically supported him. By contrast, a few of you do seem to "worship" white stripes of paint. (And if this kind of back-and-forth is where you want to take this thread, you're on the way.)
Edited substantially for content before any reply was posted.
Last edited by Daily Commute; 03-18-07 at 09:57 AM.