Saturday, November 15, 2003

Juxtaposing Positions?

Anyone who is familiar with the League of American bicycles knows that bicycle facilities are an infinite hot potato. Because bicycles are at the bottom of the transportation food chain, good data on the dangers and/or benefits of bicycle facilities are hard to come by. Are cyclists in Portland OR more likely to be involved in a crash because Portland has more bike lanes than Wichita?

Someone once said that a camel is a horse built by consensus and nothing defines division within a group better than a murky position statement.

My best grasp on LAB's position: We'll live with some bike facilities even though they are inherently dangerous. Could we be a little more positive here?

Here is the BCGP Bike Lane position

My name is John Boyle ... and I like bike lanes. Please don't hate me.