Maybe there’s something about being in or on a vehicle that diminishes a person’s sense of proportion when it comes to perceived slights or criticisms.
Just last week we had the bicyclist who went crazy on a motorist for telling him he ought to follow traffic laws.
Today we learn of a motorist trying to run over a cyclist who asked him to slow down.
To be fair, the former variety of road rage is a far rarer occurrence than the latter, and both cases are in the “alleged” stage, but nevertheless I’m glad I commute by foot.
Felicitously, Metro has just published a Portland-Vancouver area walking guide: Walk There!
The book will lead you on 50 explorations of newly acquired urban natural areas, scenic parks, historic neighborhoods and fascinating main streets. Detailed maps and route descriptions will help you discover the region’s rich history and varied landscapes while you enjoy the benefits of walking.
It might just save you from a vicious assault!
Jim Sifferle says
Yo Dave! I agree on the commuting bit. These days I rarely drive to work, even though it doesn’t cost me much gas… 3.5m each way. I generally run or ride my bike to work, which saves me a bit of money and keeps me exercising.
Jim – I think a lot more people who live within 5 miles of where they work will begin walking/biking/running more.