Let’s suppose, as a thought experiment, that tomorrow morning every adult American woke up and decided to ride his or her bicycle instead of getting in the car. (And if they didn’t have a bike, went out and bought one.) What’s more, they all decided to drive their bikes in the same manner as they drive their cars (but more law-abiding): in the roadway, acting as an equal to the motorists (the only motorists left are those who drive buses, trucks and other vehicles that carry lots of goods or people or handle emergencies). And they kept it up, day after day.
What would compel people to do that?
Answers can be totally outrageous. Actually, I’ll be disappointed if there aren’t any outrageous ideas.
Answers cannot be any of the usual stuff:
No bikeways of any kind.
No new laws
No new signs
No education programs
No advertising campaigns
OK boys and girls, let’s see what you’ve got!