Friday, July 11, 2008

Revising The Rules of The Road for Cyclists

Ben Fried is talking sense over at Streetsblog. Drivers' #1 bitch about cyclists is that they "don't follow the rules". Cyclists' #1 bitch about drivers is that they bitch that we don't follow the rules. I'm not going to kill anyone (except perhaps myself) going through a red light, or treating a Stop sign as a Yield. In fact, I'm making the commute easier for everyone involved. Yielding instead of stopping means less time I spend going from 0 to top speed. It also makes it easier for cars behind me to pass or turn once the light does go green.

For drivers who think this is a matter of extending "privileges" to cyclists: chill, dudes. You're still going to reach your destination in half the time we are.