A Modest Proposal for Pedestrian-Cyclist Detente

The impending launch of bike-share is sure to escalate the simmering tensions between New York's growing legion of cyclists and its hordes of pedestrians. L.V. Anderson and Aisha Harris propose a 10-point treaty for pedestrian-cyclist armistice.

"With 5,500 new bicycles about to hit the streets of New York," the growing tensions between cyclists and pedestrians "is liable to escalate to all-out warfare," say the authors. "Which is why we at Slate decided to convene a summit between a representative cyclist and a representative pedestrian to see if we could defuse tensions a bit."

What resulted was a 10-point peace treaty intended to smooth relations between the natural allies. It's comprised of five sensible rules for each side that are sure not to offend either camp (yeah right!). 

Thanks to Daniel Lippman

Full Story: The Pedestrian–Cyclist Armistice

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