Ironically the ‘real savior‘ of the bicyclist might just be the technology packed into the automobile. The ‘problem‘ has always been the ‘human‘ stashed behind the handlebars of the bicycle or the steering wheel of the car. Humans are prone to mental and behavioral failures brought on by fatigue, confusion, distraction and self-medication.
Along comes technology which may allow us to receive ample warning of impending collisions or even trigger collision-avoidance software embedded in the vehicle itself. Either we lives can be saved. And we have the ‘automobile‘ to thank for that. Bicycle infrastructure is largely passive. But technology can provide ‘root level‘ remedies that no infrastructure could ever provide.