My grandfather resisted using the indoor toilet. He was from a poor immigrant family and grew up on the farm. My mother told me about her grandmother, who had refused to ride in an automobile, She called them the “devil’s chariot.” New customs, new languages and new technology and different social practices sometimes cause fear to those who resist them.
To those who see riding bicycles on the public street a “dangerous practice” that requires a “solution,” I would suggest that they realize that bicycles on public streets are a practice that is only going to increase. One only has to look around and see that there are more and more of us every day.
Sidewalks are side-“walks”, hence, made for walking.
Statistics show that bicycle sales are higher than ever. Change often seems “dangerous” if we are not used to it.
Richard L. Wagner