Sunday, 6 September 2009
I rode into town the other day to pick some stuff up. I got into a conversation with a woman I know. She'd driven the 3/4 mile into town and was looking for a parking place. I had riden 11 miles, with another 10 to go to my dad's house, before 10 miles home. She said she wouldn't bike because it was dangerous on the road. When I pointed out that, if more people did more journeys with bikes in town instead of using the car, there would be less cars/traffic/danger. To this (with no hesitation), she said, "Why should I give my car up, ride a bike and reduce congestion just so someone else can get a quicker journey by car?"