First I thought the recent rants by car-maniacs (or politicians who want to appeal to them) was a local Viennese phenomenon caused by a combination of the rising number of city cyclists (yay!), Sommerloch0 and Parkpickerl1-diversion, but apparently its a global issue. Here are a few interesting article on the topic:
- The Bike and Pedestrian Safety Stats the Daily News Won’t Cover: More proof that there are nearly no bike-on-pedestrian accidents. (cf my recent post)
- Critical Mass London vs. the Olympics: Police cracks down on CM in London
- If Kant Were a New York Cyclist: Randy Cohen explains why he often runs red lights, and why it's no big deal.
- Placing Blame: A Thousand Middle Fingers Can't Be Wrong: Bikesnobs funny comment on Cohen. (And here's an older, also interesting Bikesnob post on how cyclists running red lights might annoy pedestrians)
- Nessie auf dem Fahrrad?: Yet another sane article (in German) on how to solve the mess (tl;dr: get the cars out of the city)
- Neues Miteinander von Auto, Rad, Fußgänger: Another sane article, surprisingly published in Die Presse
0 "summer slump"
1 A system like Pay and display used in Vienna to convince people to stop using cars in the city by having them pay for parking space. The area where this applies will be extended in autumn, which caused quite a ruckus.