Comment 75361

By arienc (registered) | Posted March 22, 2012 at 09:35:31 in reply to Comment 75339

Here's where the going gets difficult.

Approximately 30-40% of the population are in the "no way, no how group". Whatever accomodation is provided, they don't see a use for it, and will not use it. No matter how "cool" cycling is, people like Capitalist cannot see themselves reflected in the discussion.

This is the proportion that has absolutely no desire to cycle, yet this is also the group that reaps the greatest benefit when others choose to cycle (from less car traffic for them to contend with on the remaining road space).

Their concerns largely are around the issue of sharing the space with other types of user. The prevailing view is that streets "are for cars". The concept of "sharing" that space is almost alien. Until that mentality changes, progress on cycling and pedestrian initiatives is unlikely to meet our needs.

Comment edited by arienc on 2012-03-22 09:38:22

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