While catching up on the podcasts from The Outspoken Cyclist I heard an interview with Dan Guitierrez from i am traffic.
Check out the website because they talk about the "sixth e" of biking advocacy which is equality. They have a US map showing the states that have bike equality. No surprise that Tennessee is in the majority but only two states have bike equality. One is Arkansas! The other is North Carolina! How did that happen?
Tennessee is listed as unequal because of laws that
1. Limit riding to two abreast
2. Require riding far to the right
3. Allows discriminatory local laws
This list gives an idea of their point of view. I never thought of a limit on riding more than two abreast as discriminatory. Riding far to the right just seems second nature but automobiles aren't required to stay to the right. I haven't reviewed the entire web site but it's a different POV. Sort of John Forrester I guess.
What do you think?
PS. I highly recommend The Outspoken Cyclist it is a great show. They cover lots of topics and the host is a bike shop owner with an interest in all types of cycling.
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