Risk your life….on a bike

15 Dec ’09

The way to do that here in town is to bike to work. It seems that people feel too comfortable in their cars. It’s pissing down with rain, freezing cold and people walk or bike in this weather to get wherever they need to be. But those driving around in their warm and cozy cocoon are just not connected to the rest of the world and claim the streets all for themselves. Which results in near death experiences for some of us.

Fast or Slow …… but always ecologic, originally uploaded by Gianluca — 2KPhotos.com.

I don’t know if I have the luxury to generalize this phenomenon to the rest of Sweden (because I don’t bike there), but it surely is getting worse over the years in Gothenburg. Only I am surprised that not more accidents happen.

On the other hand, some of the bikers graciously ignoring a 2 meters wide biking lane is asking for trouble as well. They are there for a reason, so use them !!! Yes, I am talking to you, postmen and postwomen. Don’t pretend you are better then the rest of us commuters. You actually get car drivers behave like they want to hunt us down.

But mark my words, roadkill will soon get a new meaning.

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