Great article on cycling safety and the inevitable arguments

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Great article on cycling safety and the inevitable arguments

Postby BastardSheep » Thu Nov 14, 2013 8:39 am

While the whole article was good, this is the bit that stood out the most to me and I thought it would be good to bring it to the attention of fellow cyclists/riders.

This is why I react strongly when I hear the conversations on cycle safety turn to the perennial argument that cyclists should stop jumping red lights and stop riding irresponsibly. Yes they should but this argument is akin to saying that we should ignore playground safety because a few toddlers don’t eat their vegetables.


http://leighdayblog.com/2013/07/05/tomo ... -children/


Mods - I was of two minds whether to add this to an already existing thread or start a new one. If I should have just appended it, I apologise and feel free to merge it.
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Re: Great article on cycling safety and the inevitable argum

Postby Aushiker » Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:37 am

I feel that it is a valid point of which cyclists in discussing these issues are just as guilty of ... it is simply a "straw man" argument to try to avoid confronting and discussing and resolving the bigger issue of ensuring everyone is safe on the roads, pedestrians, cyclists and motorists and we all at least pedestrians, most of us here are cyclists and I guess most of us are motorists as well.

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