I was all fired up about the subject afterwards, so I thought I'd put it out there for y'all. What do you think about the "war" between bikes and cars, and how do you think things should change?
I live in a very bike-friendly city, so I don't think there are as many problems here as other places, but I do think that drivers should learn to more freely share the road, but bicyclists should follow the rules a little more closely, to save their own necks. Today I was making a right turn and nearly ran into a biker who was on the wrong side of the road I was turning onto, just because he didn't want to wait for the left-turn light in the left-turn lane. I'm all for bikers yielding at stop signs if nobody's coming, but when there's a lot of traffic bikers need to be a little more careful. That's not to say that I think they should get off the road; I think if everybody followed the rules (and maybe took a class or two on sharing the road, no matter how they use the road) we might be able to live in harmony a little better.