The Toronto Star has started what promises to be an enlightened view of driving called “Seven deadly sins of driving“, starting with Apathy: lack of interest, concern or feeling. It’s a bit humourous that columnist Ian Law has to explain what apathy is to drivers.
I could honestly quote the entire article here, but that’s a little impractical, so I just highly recommend you click through to it, and I’ll control myself and only quote this little bit:
Sadly, our society seems to accept traffic fatalities as part of the driving culture and the price we pay for speedy transportation. Thousands of deaths occur each year and we seem to accept it as inevitable.
Thanks to you guys who have complimented the “iBikeTO” graphic mentioned yesterday. If it encourages biking in Toronto, then great, since I think that’s the best way to clean our air… get more and more bikes out there and as a part of traffic, making automobile traffic even less practical.
Perhaps we can all link to these (and other graphics, if you have ideas…) to encourage biking, and if we all agree to a small premium on the prices, that premium can be donated to CBN for the BikeShare program, or some other worthy biking cause here in Toronto?
Ideas, ideas…Wed, Feb 24: Come to the Toronto Bike Awards!