Wednesday, August 30, 2006

I Predict More Cycling Injuries

With the price of gas convincing more people to ride their bikes and perhaps walk instead of always driving their cars, I expect we'll see more cars crashing into cyclists and pedestians and the other way around, of course.

This isn't the sort of prediction that will get me any respect, but I won't be surprised if it comes true.

First of all, I want to know if anyone has real information about whether people are riding bikes more and walking more. If you see something written about this, please let me know.

So far, it's all anecdotal. I see lots more cyclists than I'm used to and I bet most motorists would say the same, but they'd sound growly as they said it. "Yes. I see more of those bikers in their tight, shiny pants riding in the middle of the road." (That's a parody of what I hear people say about cyclists.)

3 comments:

beethoven writes said...

cycling in london has taken off incredibly!

Eclectchick said...

Well, gas prices are again on the way down, so they say. Thank goodness, cuz there are more than enough cyclists getting injured or worse by motorists already.

Though, on the other hand, hopefully people will still stay out moving around cuz, heck, it's good for ya!

Jim said...

Despite the possibility of cycling injuries (or worse), on average, cyclists live longer, I bet.

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