This topic posted at BROL by Redbent. Clearly this is a double edge sword... MORE cyclists back on the road, which is GOOD for the environment and the persons themselves, health wise, BUT BAD as now there's an increase of bike / vehicular incidents! The high price of fuel has FINALLY persuaded a lot of people to look at and give bicycling another serious look see for commuting and other transportation errand needs. BUT now People need to realize that cycling these days is not the same as it was years past. You now have to compete for space with a society that clearly in very UNHAPPY with the fuel costs and likewise feels that only vehicles have the real right to be on roads. :-( SO to any of you all that are rediscovering cycling again, PLEASE be careful out there and you might even want to consider reading up on bike safety or enroll in a class that offers such a thing. I did a Google search on cycling safety information and found some great informative reading, that new and even experienced cyclists might want to check out!!!
STAY ALERT & BE SAFE WHEN RIDING!!!