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.
Isn’t that frustrating!
Heard some female jerks screaming out their car windows at a cyclist the other day to “Get the F*&k on the sidewalk.”
I don’t know how it is in Canada but it is illegal to ride bikes on the sidewalks here.
Here too, Ehansen. Cyclists deserve praise. Most have spent the last few fighting for bike paths on all main roads in the city. I don’t know about you, but I’m all for more tight asses in plain view!