Thursday, August 1, 2013

The Nature of Cyclists?

Photo: Burn calories, not gas: Ride a bike

David Suzuki talks some smack....

"But if we really want to increase safety for cyclists — and pedestrians and motorists — we all need to take responsibility for our behaviours. People navigating on foot must be aware of surrounding bikes, buses, cars and other people and not wander with their eyes fixed on electronic devices. Car drivers need to follow road rules and be more aware of cyclists and pedestrians. Some cyclists just need to be smarter.
A lot of criticism of the growing number of cyclists in cities is valid: too many blast through stop signs, don’t give pedestrians the right-of-way, refuse to signal turns, ride against traffic and use sidewalks. Many seem to have a sense of entitlement, compelling them to ignore laws. It doesn’t take much to learn and follow the rules, and investing in proper gear — including lights and reflectors — is absolutely necessary."

I respect Daves work, but maybe he should refrain from commenting on cyling and stick to ecology
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