Originally Posted by biciclero
Impatient people in BMWs can suck it. Poor engineering on the part of road designers does not compel me to endanger or inconvenience myself so some driver can get up to 45mph 6 seconds sooner. People wonder why so many cyclists appear to be arrogant a-holes--designs like this are part of it. Sure, we could play our apparently intended role as subservient mice and scurry out the way at all times, but that gets so tiresome.
From the NYtimes story listed in Elly Blues' Bikeportland Monday Roundup, 'Across Europe, Irking Drivers Is Urban Policy'
"...Still, there is grumbling. “There are all these zones where you can only drive 20 or 30 kilometers per hour [about 12 to 18 miles an hour], which is rather stressful,” Thomas Rickli, a consultant, said as he parked his Jaguar in a lot at the edge of town. “It’s useless.” ..." NYtimes/Elizabeth Rosenthal
In situations of lower speed examples such as this, and for generally navigating close-in urban and suburban street networks, maybe some of these people would be happier with cars that are a little less zippy than Jaguars and Bimmers?