Just read an hilarious post about what REALLY slows motorists down – other motorists, not cyclists. Commenting on road rage (as I did in a post in the Vancouver Observer), Boston Biker advises:
“If you really want to get mad at someone for all that traffic, tilt your rear view mirror down till you can see your own reflection and scream till you feel better.”
All in all a great read, with some excellent and logical points, and lots of comments. Check it out!
A few years ago when St. Catharines was going through the debates over bike lanes and people claimed it would slow them down, I just kept saying “look in front of you, or look in the mirror”.
Whenever the “bikes/bike lanes slow me down” crowd comes out, pointing out the fact that too many cars on the road is what’s causing traffic issues tends to shut them up (not always mind you)