Is It Time To Stop Sharing The Road?
This is a provocative piece making the rounds – “It’s Time to Stop Sharing the Road.”
The burden of mortality is always on the person riding a bike, yet the burden of responsibility for using a car to kill or maim a person virtually never falls on the driver. If that pisses you off, it’s time to start acting like it. We’ve come to a point where all the soft-ball pitching of our needs has failed to deliver streets that are safer. Asking for permission to ride without fear doesn’t work – motorists don’t care, or they can’t hear you. It’s time to start adopting principles of two-wheeled liberation.
What are your thoughts? Has mainstream bike advocacy taken too soft a stance on the victim-blaming mentality of most every car/bike collision?