[*BCM*] direct action idea for anyone avail 10/28 11 AM
androidqueen at gmail.com
Fri Oct 28 15:37:54 EDT 2005
it makes sense to present a unified front if we all want the same
things, but i think you're neglecting to take into account that the
people who oppose bike lanes do so for a reason. it doesn't make
sense for them push for something that they honestly don't think
i do think that there are other issues that have more widespread
support within the biking community, but seeing as bike lanes are a
point of rather heated controversy, i don't think it's a wise issue to
On 10/28/05, Pete Stidman <pstidman at yahoo.com> wrote:
> Alternate points of view are fine, but I'm really sick
> of all this anti bike lane bull. I guess you all must
> love Boston, because we haven't got a single useful
> bike lane or other biker protection in the whole town.
> All an official needs to weasel out of building a bike
> lane is one or two bike activists to come out against
> it. It's time we all start thinking about unified
> strategies instead of letting our movement come out
> looking like a disorganized blob of jelly.
> Maybe it isn't the city of Boston's fault that there
> are no facilities for bikers. Maybe it's our fault.
> --- Tom Revay <trevay at massbike.org> wrote:
> > 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 swim. Why?
> > 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?
> > ............................Tom
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