Thursday, 3 December 2009

Cyclophobia in Philadelphia

Philadelphia’s newspapers, undermining

bicycling as a credible alternative to cars, representing bicyclists as public menaces and supporting efforts to bureaucratize one of the few modes of transportation relatively free of state control -- and easily available to the poor… the columns I've seen about bikes primarily serve to whip up public anger and fear.

The disconnect here is rather blatant: cars clearly contribute way more to death and injury in our city,
but no one's talking about jacking their fines.