Modal Bias of Bicyclists
In a recent article in Outside Magazine, Rage Against Your Machine, Tom Vanderbilt takes a look at “social categorization,” the invisible justice towards cyclists and the “modal bias” bicyclists often confront.
“What is it about cyclists that can turn sane, law-abiding drivers into shrieking maniacs? The author ponders the eternal conflict with help from bike supercommuter Joe Simonetti, who each week survives the hostile, traffic-clogged rat race between the New York exurbs and Midtown Manhattan.”
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