Thursday, May 15, 2008

N&O Editorial on Biking

Here's a follow-up editorial to Monday's N&O article. A notable quote:
A rash of car-bicycle accidents in the Triangle is a reminder that North Carolina's road-building standards make leisure or gas-saving bike riding risky at best and deadly at worst. At a time when biking to work or from there to a restaurant at lunchtime could save real money -- and when North Carolinians suffer from an epidemic of obesity -- it seems that the Department of Transportation would be paying extra attention to making state roadways cyclist-friendly.

The original article has been widely criticized on the local listservs for fear-mongering. My own opinion: the publicity is helpful, even if the reporter missed the mark.

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