Get used to it, cyclists — Boston is a driving city
In regard to the recent article concerning the frustration of Boston’s bicyclists, I would counter their concerns by first arguing that cars are, and always will be, the overwhelmingly predominant mode of transportation in the city (“Bike lane battlegrounds,” Page A1, Sept. 2). It is pure fantasy to believe otherwise.
Based on that notion, Boston’s cyclists must always play a secondary role in the daily planning and life of the city. It is a town with narrow, winding, unforgiving streets where people drive and will always continue to drive.
I will not even touch on the pervasive arrogance and rule-bending of so many bicycle riders.
Cars will always be ubiquitous in Boston. Cyclists’ plans need to factor this into their dream of a safe cycling city.