Comment 113410

By ergopepsi (registered) | Posted August 14, 2015 at 10:49:37 in reply to Comment 113408

I agree with your statement "In their world the only reason you walk or take transit is because you can't afford a car and likely can't afford to live where they live".

I often get these withering looks from drivers when I'm on my bike and these expressions seem to be communicating that they think I'm on a bike because I've been dinged for a DUI or I'm a transient or something. I do have a 'fancy' bike but I mostly ride a cheapo little unit (that I LOVE - it's a fold up bike very comfy :)) and I'm never wearing 'gear'.

Cyclists need a publicist. We need a 'My name is X and I'm a cyclist' campaign. Everyone needs to understand who the people that are riding bikes are. That they can come from all walks of life, have kids, make six figures, hold professional positions etc. This might defuse a lot of the irrational animosity that is directed towards cyclists.

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