Tom Vanderbilt on Motorist/Bicyclist Conflicts

Outside Magazine

Tom Vanderbilt, author of the New York Times bestseller, Traffic: Why We Drive the Way We Do (and What It Says About Us), wrote a piece on motorist/bicyclist conflicts for the latest issue of Outside Magazine. It’s one of the most in-depth and reasoned articles I’ve read on the subject in the popular press. Well worth a read.

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One Response to “Tom Vanderbilt on Motorist/Bicyclist Conflicts”

  • Micheal Blue says:

    Thanks for the link. It’s an interesting reading. I would add that a car seems to be an extension of the driver’s ego. A car is powerful and it empowers the driver to travel his/her way (at least that’s how the ego may feel), and when something doesn’t adhere to that, the driver gets emotional. Also, cars are sensory deprivation chambers, and really require the drivers to be aware; even a small slip in awareness while driving, a small distraction, and a disaster can ensue. Perhaps calling the conflict between some cyclists and drivers a war might be over-dramatization.

 
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