11 Sep '12, 10am

Brave driver confronts Portland’s rabid cyclists

Brave driver confronts Portland’s rabid cyclists

Brave driver confronts Portland’s rabid cyclists By Jim Meyer Photo by Shutterstock . At last, someone is doing something about the horrifyingly dangerous traffic situation in this country! That’s right, there is finally a movement to make it more difficult to ride your bike on city streets. I know, I know, Grist Reader, you have been clamoring for it for years. Sure, most of the nation’s multi-trillion-dollar freeway system already bans bicycles, and the vast expanse of the American landscape remains pleasantly bike-lane free, but still, U.S. roads are way too bike friendly , and more can be done to keep these pedal-powered menaces off the road. Witness Portland, Ore.: A series of collisions between cyclists and cars has prompted the city to close a turn-lane section of N. Wheeler Ave. The resulting detour is estimated to add between 30 and 45 seconds to commuters’ daily ...

Full article: http://grist.org/cities/the-bicycle-menace-in-portland-on...

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