Nice blog post keeping things in perspective when comparing the impacts to our communities between cars and bikes and how the scales have been tipped in favor of the car for quite some time.
By Dom Nozzi
Many in Boulder seem to believe that City government is engaged in a “war on cars.” Let’s tally the “casualties” over the past century.
Taxes and asphalt cyclists (and others) must pay or put up with due to the negative costs of motoring: Very substantial and always increasing.
Taxes and asphalt motorists must pay or put up with due to the negative costs of cycling: Comparatively tiny.
Quality of life harm that cyclists (and others) must bear due to motorist noise and air pollution (cars are the largest source of noise pollution in Boulder): Substantial and uncontrollable.
Noise and air pollution caused by cyclists: Negligible.
Destinations that cyclists (and others) cannot get too because the destinations are too far…
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