Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Occupy the lane

Mighk Wilson writes today about the "tyranny of speed" and what bicyclists can do to hold their own in the environment that motor speed creates.
While lane control is primarily a practical safety strategy, it can also been seen as a political statement. It is a way of saying that speed is not the primary rule of traffic; that “first come, first served” is; that the basic right to travel in the safest possible manner must take precedence over the desire to travel at higher speeds. That those wielding power cannot be given so much advantage over those who do not wield such power.
There's more -- and it's really worthwhile -- at Mighk's blog, Bicycling is Better.

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