From the Chicago Tribune: Rage between cars, bikes is a vicious wheel —
When I am in my car, cyclists vex the mess out of me. On my bicycle, cyclists and motorists vex the mess out of me.
And at the root of it all is anger. Why? What’s making us all so mad?
“We’re trained that way,” said Leon James, a psychologist who has studied drivers and their psychology for 25 years. “It’s cultural practice to be tough and say, ‘Don’t let them make a fool of you.’ “
That’s right. You wake up angry, roll out of the house angry and are just waiting for the catalyst that turns anger into rage.
Momentum Planet: Why all the bike hate? Hear hear!
Beyond Chron: Bicyclists take to the streets for safety — The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition organized a volunteer effort to mark road hazards with neon chalk sprayed over stencils.
Bike Hugger: Safety First.
City of Boulder, Colorado transportation allowance for the city manager, municipal judge and city attorneys is for a bicycle! But, they don’t actually use the allowance.
Missouri DOT tosses cyclists over the handlebars.
Photo by Ian in Leicester.