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new non-profit cycling advocate org

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by LordOpie, Feb 17, 2008.

  1. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Pretty cool! I hope they do a fair amount of education to the public with regards to recreational and utility/commute cycling. As opposed to too much focus on 'racers'.
     

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    maddog17 Turbo Monkey

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    that's gonna take a lot of effort in this country. it would be nice to have our own lane but few cities offer them and i think that when they do, they don't educate the public about them and the basic rules. i was in London a few years back and it was nice to see the bike lanes there, being used correctly and not being abused by motorists. for it to be successful here in the states, better education is needed for all, including cyclists. there have been plenty of times when i run into people ridding against traffic! it's either they spend money on bike lanes or on rails to trails projects.
     
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    Your organization sounds very interesting and helpful to society.
     
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    I agree, better education on both sides would be the best solution. A lot of cyclist get hit by riding aggressively and breaking the traffic laws.

    <edit> On a side note there have been a bunch of people hit in the Portland, Oregon area in the last year. One of the guys I raced cyclocross with was hit and killed by a garbage truck, and the driver wasn't cited even though he turned in front of the cyclist (there were side by side)