My daily commute looks like today’s Yehuda Moon. Me riding a bike to the office represents one less car jamming up freeways, getting in the way at intersections, and using up a dwindling supply of fossil fuels.
All photos by Richard Masoner.
They say bikes get in the way of traffic. Not a single cyclist is visible here on Ocean Street, Santa Cruz, California, but traffic is at a complete standstill. Note also the scofflaw motorist illegally parked on the sidewalk. ↓
San Jose Bike Party passed through Palo Alto last Friday night. Most people (participants and spectators alike) seemed to have a great time, but a few people griped about bikes impeding traffic in the area. Here’s a car impeding other traffic (including Yours Truly on a bike) on University Avenue, Palo Alto, California. ↓
Willow Road near Highway 101, Menlo Park, California. ↓
Silicon Valley Traffic Hell. ↓
Santa Clara Street, downtown San Jose, California. ↓
I’m playing in traffic in Taipei Taiwan. ↓
Filtering to the right of stopped traffic, El Camino Real, Palo Alto, California. ↓
Long light in Mountain View, CA. I literally filtered past a half mile of stopped traffic to reach the intersection. Why do traffic lights turn red? I’ll give you a hint: it’s almost never because of bikes. ↓
Hamilton Avenue near Bascom. How many arrogant scofflaw cyclists do you see in this photo holding up other traffic? ↓
See that cyclist on University Avenue Palo Alto below? It’s her fault all those cars are stuck in traffic. Yeah, that’s the ticket. ↓
Willow Road at Middlefield, Menlo Park, CA. Can you see the cyclist in the yellow jacket way back there? You could probably fit a hundred people on bikes in the space taken up by the score of cars visible in this photo. ↓
I have several more traffic photos like this, but I think you get the picture.