Bikey Face comments on the things we see as cyclists. We’re out in the open and have opportunity to sense and enjoy so much more than the person trapped inside of his climate controlled cage. We see the built environment, we see other cyclists as the people that they are,the rainbows and clouds. Some of us might even notice the pedestrian as a person instead of as a road obstacle.
And Lloyd Alter @ Treehugger draws our attention to a 1940s bicycle safety pamphlet that illustrates the dangers of not watching the road.
DANGER DEATH MAYHEM if you ride your bike on America’s streets, and it’s never the driver of a death machine who might be distracted, even with the new Internet enabled gadgets proliferating in new cars for 2012. No wonder we’re all so afraid of venturing outdoors that we’re willing to overlook blatant greenwashing to drive Trufulla-killing cars.
(And is the driver in that illustration hunched over his steering wheel gunning for the girl on the bike?)
In the meantime, there’s an injury collision once every minute on California roads. Somebody in California dies every three hours in a car crash, yet nobody fears going into a car and stepping on the gas.