Monday, April 11, 2005

Anti-Cyclist Road Rage

This goes out to all of the drivers out there who by default have Road Rage toward all cyclists on the road. I trekked 50 kilometers today around the city running errands and I encountered many of these anti-cyclist drivers. Let it be known that WE cyclists are doing YOU a favour. There are more than 900,000 occasional cyclists, and more than 225,000 year-round occasional cyclists in Toronto. Could you imagine the traffic problems the city would have if all of these people were driving cars? This is a huge benefit to those who still choose to drive in the city.

As a result of the many cyclists in the city:

- Gas prices are cheaper
- There are less cars on the road / less traffic jams
- The air is less polluted
- Parking costs are reduced and availability is increased

So next time you think about going on a frenzied rampage and drive 1 inch away from hitting me while accelerating away like a madman, remember that us cyclists are doing YOU drivers a favour.


Ehansen said...

Isn't that frustrating!

Heard some female jerks screaming out their car windows at a cyclist the other day to "Get the F*&k on the sidewalk."

I don't know how it is in Canada but it is illegal to ride bikes on the sidewalks here.

Grr :)

n.v. said...

Here too, Ehansen. Cyclists deserve praise. Most have spent the last few fighting for bike paths on all main roads in the city. I don't know about you, but I'm all for more tight asses in plain view!

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