No, this is not anti-VC. There is nothing contrary to VC in the act of choosing a route based on all types of criteria that are appropriate to cycling.
Originally Posted by sbhikes
You may start with the idea that you want to avoid traffic, but it won't work that way. More than motorists, you need a route with minimum stops and slow-downs, because these tire you as well as delay you. So you will ride the main streets because these are protected by Stop signs, have signals set in your favor , and have better sight distances at hazardous places, which are also the reasons that motorists choose these routes. You will separate from the main motor traffic if the route takes a short-cut over a hill where you would rather go a bit further around on the level, or if it goes over a section of road or bridge prohibited to you. --John Forester, Selecting a Route, Commuting and Utility Cycling, Effective Cycling, pp 390-391