That would explain why what you’ve written on this post so far is gibberish to me.Does it? Anyway, sorry about that. Should I have enriched my rather dry remarks with plenty of swearing words from the realm of filthy language, like Rodrigo Mesa did? I'm not a native speaker, so I'm not well versed in that area.
You don’t know me and I don’t know you, and this is the Internet.Indeed it is.
That would explain why what you’ve written on this post so far is gibberish to me.To me, this and comments in the original thread suggested that you've had read my now deleted comments in the original thread. Now you wrote in that thread that you haven't. A misunderstanding, sorry about that.
My experience has been that bikes sharing the road with motor vehicles if they don’t have dedicated bike lanes is a significant public safety issueMy extensive experience and my knowledge after looking at data instead of opinions is contrary to that belief. This is not the place to discuss it at length, so just one simple argument about one reason why this is so.
Scientists have established that transit fatalities happen when there’s a great difference in speed of the vehicles, so there’s that.Citation required. Moreover, that doesn't contradict what wrote.
Unless and until there are zero fatalities, the cyclist remains a statistic upon which one gambles with one’s own lifeBullshit. For example, we tolerate motorcycle accidents causing more than an order of magnitude more deaths, compared to deaths from cyling accidents, in Germany and AFIK most of Europe. We neither ban motorcycles from using the roads nor do we blame each and every motorcyclist to gamble with his or her life.
In the scenario when there are 90% successes and 10% fatalities, when you set out you still don’t know if you’re going to wind up in the 90% or the 10% just prior to arrival at destination.So you believe an average bicylist has an one to ten chance of dying in an single trip? I'm speechless. This is so far removed from the actual quotient that it would not help if I calculated an estimate of the actual value for Germany. We should stop here, it's no use.
Indeed; I make reference to U.S. traffic studies of which there are too many to cite.So you've noticed your mistake, good. Now it's "traffic studies" you can't or won't cite. You believe an average bicylist having a one to ten chance of dying in a single trip, and so on and so on. This is getting ridiculous.
Relativeism fails when you absolutely need to get back home alive after any given outing,and that’s absolute, not relative. ;)Quoting Reader's Digest?
Desperate, aren’t you.Not in any way. Just a little disappointed when someone plays a cyclist on the internet.
My thread, my rules,What specific rule are you talking about?
And I don’t read German.Your name, most probably a pseudonym, sounds like German, so I assumed at least a little bit of understanding - which isn't even necessary to understand the visualization (map, data, pictures etc.) and the point I made. I even linked to two English Wikipedia pages describing the locations, for your convenience and our enjoyment. You're a cyclist, I expected a fellow cyclist to be interested to read about where other cyclists ride. Talking about my commute would rather be boring ...
and you’re out of line calling me a liar about myself.I have? Where? Again, you dread even a single short bike ride on a regular road, citing a 10% risk of death for it. I wouldn't call that a lie, it's not even an error, it might just plain nonsense to start a fight I'm so far try to avoid.
The joke’s on you, sonSo you even own a time machine? "Curiouser and curiouser!"' cried Alice.