44Wadeable 
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Re: “Atlanta's cycling community needs some help

As a pretty avid bicycle commuter, I've seen both sides of the story. I hate when fellow cyclists do things that scare drivers and pedestrians and create dangerous situations (because motorists don't respect their rights of the road, or whatever). I've seen cyclists take a lane just to slow down traffic because some car honked at them. I'm equally annoyed when I've arrived at a red light as the first vehicle in line and a car pulls in front of me and cuts me off (because cyclists don't follow the rules of the road, or whatever). It might not sound like a big deal, but when they're turning right and they've put me in a situation where I can't see their turning signal, it's a collision waiting to happen, which won't make either of us happy commuters.

With this kind of attitude, we've created a catch-22 for ourselves. If every vehicle followed the rules of the road and treated every other vehicle with the same respect, regardless of number of wheels, we wouldn't have to argue over the bias of this article.

Posted by 44Wadeable on 07/02/2010 at 11:28 PM

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