Another of Life’s Lessons from the Chicago ChainLink Forum

Summary

The next time an Urban Cyclist tells you that we need more protected bike lanes because SAFETY is our #1 issue, remember this quotation…

Whether a cyclist is struck and killed by a drunk driver or slams into one himself because he is inebriated and dies the number of people dead is the same.

Drunk Biking Is OK?

Drunk Biking Is OK?

And a day later we read this next interesting missive from the original poster for this thread:

Different Levels of Bike Safety?

Different Levels of Bike Safety?

Everyone is entitled to their opinion. But frankly groups like the Active Transportation Alliance which claim to represent the Urban Cyclist Community have more than their fair share of “free thinkers” for whom Suburban Cyclists are being asked to pony up monies to ensure that more Protected Bike Lanes are created to provide increased “safety” for everyone.

Evidently, “safety is relative“. I really cannot imagine a world in which my help is needed to create a “safe route” for folks who have such a low standard for themselves and others. My suggestion is to allow these Cycling Advocacy Groups and their beneficiaries struggle to find their way towards something more universally considered “safe“. They do not need my money to foster these kinds of attitudes.