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The Brandon Five

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I think the graph showed that the Netherlands has very high bicycle utilization and a very low death rate. The point is that it's the opposite of what you'd think. If bikes are greatly outnumbered, they get "picked off." If there are a zillion of them out on the road you just throw up your hands and resign yourself to going slow as needed, looking out for them, and so on. I getcha on the "scofflaws." Back when the herds of bicycle messengers yellowed the asphalt plains of our cities, before people realized that you could sign PDFs, I remember some harrowing commutes.
In Amsterdam there were four different lanes on the roads: pedestrians, bikes, automobiles and trolleys.
 

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This breaks my heart. I'm so sorry for his family.

Don't know the details here. But I always worry about my friends who cycle / jog on the shoulder of the road. And they always push back, well we have a right to be safe here, it's the drivers who need to be careful. And yeah, you're obviously right, but it's a million miles from the reality that practically every single day, I see people texting / surfing / whatever on their phones while driving.

Exactly. It's why I always look both ways before crossing a one-way street. It would 1000% be the fault of the driver going the wrong way if they hit me, but that doesn't make my body any less broken.
 

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In Amsterdam there were four different lanes on the roads: pedestrians, bikes, automobiles and trolleys.
And then you needed that second trolley lane so they could continue experiments into the trolley problem. Gotta admit the first time you see half a dozen stoners from the local cafes tied down to the tracks and a clearly agonized graduate philosophy student at a switch it throws you for a loop...
 

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