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Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Bike Rage

Posted on Tue, Apr 5, 2011 at 10:04 AM

To those motorists who go berserk when they see a cyclist do something out of the ordinary on the road: Remember that, although cyclists have a right to be on the road, our infrastructure and laws do not yet adequately provide for their safety. If you feel angered by a cyclist’s actions, first ask yourself whether those actions might in fact be the cyclist’s solution to an unsafe situation. Then, as an alternative to screaming or blaring your horn at the cyclist (who, after all, is not encased in a cabin of metal and glass as you are), consider contacting HRM to request improvements to the city’s cycling infrastructure. Not only would such a gesture be a socially productive solution to your own frustration, but it would also go some distance toward helping you avoid the uniquely torturous circle of Hell that awaits those who fuck with cyclists. —Acyclomous

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