We need safe bike routes in every city, so that many more seniors can cycle in safety. All the money spent on cycling infrastructure would be more than made up by the money saved in the healthcare system if more seniors could safely exercise every day.
By dressing as if we fear death any second, do we increase the perception that cycling is an extreme sport and risk scaring other people away from cycling? Will wearing bike helmets save our lives – or just discourage others from cycling, and so increase the numbers of people who will die from lack of exercise?
Here is an excellent post by Michael Bluejay about bike safety, with 10 excellent tips on how NOT to get hit with a car by a motorist.
Isn’t it strange that we have no collective noun for cars? Especially given that traffic has become the defining motif of modern society. Can YOU think of a perfect word to describe large quantities of cars?
Are the tough BC Drunk Driving Laws an attempt to protect the innocent, or a self-serving money grab? In my opinion, BC’s tough drinking and driving laws will save the lives of many innocents. Now we need random road side testing too!