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.