I was disappointed by the piece on NPR’s Talk of the Nation titled Cyclists And Drivers Vie For Space On The Road. What could have been an enlightening and intelligent discussion on the subject was doomed by the choice of *Rob Anderson and Daisuke Wakabayashi as guests. Their lack of expertise, combined with guest host Lynn Neary’s thinly veiled bias, made for a piece that was not up to TOTN’s usual standards. Thankfully Noah Budnick from Transportation Alternatives was given a few minutes of air time to inject some real data and expertise into the discussion.
*Rob Anderson, if you’re not familiar with him, is the anti-bike activist known for filing the lawsuit that successfully halted San Francisco’s ambitious bike plan. You can read more about him in a recent article in the Wall Street Journal. Daisuke Wakabayashi is a Reuters correspondent.