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Thats right, because our priorities are
#1 irritate and inconvenience drivers
#2 cause hazards to drivers and pedestrians
#3 gratuitously break laws
#4 wear spandex

Saving the environment is only a byproduct of #5, which is feeling smug.

The car is not a cocoon--it is most importantly a facade. Go to your least favorite mall sometime and just watch what steps out of those sleek and/or intimidating machines after they park. Safe bike routes are what these people fear most because then their most persuasive support for the facade--safety--falls apart.

Mr. Lucas is, as plenty of others are, afflicted with the disease of 'Car Brain' or the 'Speed Stunned Imagination.' This illness results in people being unable to imagine locomotion using any other method than the automobile. I see plenty of this instances of this disease in people around me and it makes me wonder what happened to the human race that the use of our feet seems like such an ordeal.

Note the FABB website for info on a ride from Vienna to Tysons Corner Center this weekend. Let's flood the zone, and demonstrate that even now its possible to bike to Tysons.

I thought that biking was "individual carbon-powered transport." Perhaps the science has changed.

As someone who bikes that back route to Tysons every day, I wanted to point out that it is not just a mile detour, but contains some pretty serious hill climbing. Not much of an issue for me or any other serious cyclist, but plenty bad enough to daunt the more casual riders. I'm eager for the promised bike lanes on Route 7.

I think this exchange highlights one of the big problems with current bike-route planning. Bikes get to take the indirect route; cars go straight there.

Why can't I ride directly there too?

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