If criticism offends you, move along to another blog. If you’re willing to look at what bicycling culture gets wrong, stay & continue reading.
Driving culture is claimed to be illogical says bicycle advocate, all over someone questioning why someone would fathom riding a bicycle on a
highway county road that has a 55mph speed ( south bound ) ( 45mph traffic north bound ), with no paved shoulders.
The complete streets legislation that forces bicycle lanes, more then likely would exempt the road due to little to no use, and of course the huge waste of money.
Here is the road in question with the 55mph sign, for south bound traffic.
I did find a 45mph speed limit sign way north bound down the road.
Just to add from looking on google to see what the area looks like above, there is no way paved shoulders would even pay off. https://www.google.com/maps/search/Co+Rd+A+Sheboygan,+WIfirstname.lastname@example.org,-87.7649041,755m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en-US
Even they mention taking extra caution later in their blog post, or consider not riding on that section of road.
Well how about not riding on it at all? They want to advocate to the Sheboygan DOT to pave the shoulders of that road. When I posted my comment on what they could do to help, by removing my comment, I have to assume my idea was disliked.
I suggested the bicycle advocate should do this: “I did a google street view on that road, lo and be hold I found a sign that said 55.
Speaking of illogical, the bicycle culture here in the united states seem to be illogically drawn to these
narrow roads that vehicles travel 55mph on. “Instead of lobbying, wouldn’t it be smarter to donate the money to pave the shoulders instead?”
Do I really need to be riding a bicycle to be taken seriously? Where is the public relations with motorists to move bicycling forward?
They have all that lobbying money, but don’t want to pay to pave the sides of the roads they’re complaining about. Classic bicyclist entitlement attitude, where someone else has to foot the bill for something that will get little to no use.
What I find illogical in bicycle culture, is riding a bicycle on a highway, riding on county roads, or any kind of roadway for that matter where motor vehicles are traveling at 35 mph up to 55mph or more. Why are the bicycle advocates demonizing motorists that express concern for a bicyclists safety!?
Here is another classic scare tactic: it is more polluted inside your vehicle.
Or else you can reduce ” insert health problem here ” by getting out of that awful motor vehicle, and on to a bicycle.
I see the above mentioned when motorists question bicyclists motives. Commenting or questioning a bicycle advocate usually results in the comment being removed, because they want you to say “I love bicycles,” or just plain don’t want a motorist commenting in the first place, because motorists/driving culture is illogical.
They don’t want to hear about your experiences, or what you see, or feel when you see someone on a bicycle riding endangering themselves ( those concerns are illogical ), because it doesn’t mesh with their science, studies, and statistics.
Watch out for another excuse I see in bicycle advocate blogs, “drivers do this a lot more” ( lopsided numbers don’t mean anything, since comparing bicycles to cars is like comparing apples to tomatoes ) so that implies it is OK for bicyclists to break the law too ( even though they don’t come right out and say that ).
It is really the bicycle culture that is illogical, not driving culture.