I’ve decided to take a slightly different approach in my bicycle advocacy efforts. Below, you will find a collection of random quotes that I’ve collected around the internet – all of which advocate for a decidedly anti-bicycle mentality. For anyone that has read more than an article or two here at Just Another Cyclist, it should be obvious that I will have objections and counter-arguments to all of these. But for now I’ll post these below without commentary – save what is written hear in the introduction.
It is somewhat sad that many of these were found as user comments on the end of news website postings on cyclists getting injured or killed in vehicle-bicycle collisions. In fact, the vast majority of these came from my own home-town paper, the Sacramento Bee. However, as cycling supports and perhaps advocates, we must understand and acknowledge the opposing arguments, if for no other reason than to construct reasonable and rational counter-arguments. Know thy enemy seems to apply.