Since riding more with my new bike, I only recently became aware of the widespread ignorance regarding cyclists and roadways, along with a lot of hatred. Many don't even know the laws regarding cyclists on the road. To them we have no right to be on the road, and are just slowpokes in their way that they need to get around as fast as possible. I can't imagine this petition going anywhere, or at least I hope not.
Woowsies ..... Here in Oshkosh we are trying to get the city fathers to petition for stimulus money to provide bike lanes. We have a University here as well which would benefit from bike lanes as well. Some of the newer subdivisions do not have sidewalks so bike lanes would be beneficial as well.
Our club and LBS are trying to lobby hard for this.
Why someone would comment that cycling is a hobby? ..... I would love for them to come on our race pace ride on Wed. night and see how long they could keep up? Heck I think the warm up speed would be too fast for them.
This is going to be interesting where the Iowa state legislature will fall on this issue?
You might have to copy & paste one line at a time - I was able to get to the story.
I certainly hope that the cycling citizens and the common sense citizens of Iowa step up. However, if they want to ban bikes on roads that trucks use, then the next step would be to ban trucks on roads that cars use.
Wouldn't it make more sense to put in a bike lane? Sounds like a good case for some stimulus money.
"God gave you your body as a gift, so you should take care of it." - My Mom
Fitness Minutes: (344,925) Posts: 32 8/4/09 6:05 A
SparkPeople, SparkCoach, SparkPages, SparkPoints, SparkDiet, SparkAmerica, SparkRecipes, DailySpark, and other marks are trademarks of SparkPeople, Inc. All Rights Reserved. No portion of this website can be used without the permission of SparkPeople or its authorized affiliates.
SPARKPEOPLE is a registered trademark of SparkPeople, Inc. in the United States, European Union, Canada, and Australia. All rights reserved.