Public discussions in Toronto about building bike lanes inevitably get bogged down in debates about the behaviour of some cyclists. The unstated contention is that it’s fair to reject new bike lanes until all cyclists respect the rules of the road. But while it’s a serious matter when a cyclist imperils the safety of another road user, especially a pedestrian, linking the subject of new bike lanes to that of cycling behaviour stands in the way of progress on either issue.
INFRASTRUCTURE: A few bad cyclists shouldn’t stop us from building bike lanes
May 14, 2014 by
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