[*BCM*] direct action idea for anyone avail 10/28 11 AM
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Fri Oct 28 15:37:06 EDT 2005
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tom Revay" <trevay at massbike.org>
To: "Boston Critical Mass" <list at bostoncriticalmass.org>
Sent: Friday, October 28, 2005 1:31 PM
Subject: Re: [*BCM*] direct action idea for anyone avail 10/28 11 AM
On 10/28/2005 at 12:21 PM Lee Peters wrote:
>Perceived danger may equal fewer bikers.
Based upon this logic, one should conclude that, since drowning is the 3rd
major cause of unintentional death in the US, and the 2nd major cause of
death for people aged 5-44, there should be few swimmers. As a response, no
pool should ever be deeper than, say, three feet.
But there are many swimmers, and many deep-water and difficult places to
It's because a lot of effort is expended to teach people water safety, not
limited to well-publicized courses from the Red Cross and YMCA that have
taught many thousands of people how to swim.
Furthermore, people who can't swim are expected to stay out of places that
are dangerous until they learn how. If these people are children, it's
their parents responsibility to keep the kids safe from drowning, and almost
all parents do.
Why should a simple enough technique like traffic cycling, that requires no
more knowledge than it takes to pass a driving exam, and few skills beyond
the ability to pedal and control the bike, be any different than swimming?
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