Saturday, November 15, 2003

Cochlear Implants vs Bike Lanes?

It seems that in just about any subject there are different views of thinking on how we go about achieving certain goals. My favorite parallel to the bike lane debate is the deaf community's debate on cochlear implants. One position statement in particular caught my eye

The AAD (Australian Association for the Deaf) believes that the large sums of money financing cochlear implants could be better used to improve education and literacy among deaf and hearing-impaired people

Change "cochlear implants" to "bike lanes" and "deaf and hearing-impaired people" to cyclists and you will get a viewpoint that many vehicular cyclists share.

This article has no point, its just interesting to see how people align on two issues that are so incredibly different.