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Old December 4th 08, 12:47 AM posted to alt.rec.bicycles.recumbent,rec.bicycles.misc,rec.bicycles.soc,rec.bicycles.rides,uk.rec.cycling
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Default A March on Washington... on Bicycle?

On Dec 3, 2:38*pm, "Edward Dolan" wrote:
"ComandanteBanana" wrote in message


Originally Posted by Americo
I once lived in a suburb that decided to put walk/bike paths along
every street in the city. They were wider than most sidewalks and they
painted a line seperating the bikes from the pedestrians. The only
drawback was that the project uprooted too many trees - but, still, I
thought it was a splendid idea.


Where I live I can't ride to 70% of the places I would if I had bike
facilities. There's only a new scenic trail that takes me close to
some shops and I can take the back streets to the supermarket. But the
main roads are no man's land, and I have been threatened and
terrorized for using my right to be on the road.

That would have been my contribution to fight greed, injustice,
terrorism and global warming but my right to survive takes preference
in the jungle.

ComandanteBanana is right about the roads and streets being unfriendly to
cyclists. Florida is an especially dangerous state for cyclists. Even though
he doesn't realize it, I am on his side.

OK, welcome aboard. The cost of healthcare is even making autoworkers
prohibitively expensive for the Big Three.

On the subject of Florida roads, we often don't even have sidewalks to
walk on. I walked today for 80 min. (a distance I could have biked in
20 min.) and even so I had to walk on the road part of the way. We are
not even an afterthought.


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