There has been a lot more talk about bike safety in recent years than we have seen at any time before. Much of this has to do with a major change in the way people see bicycles and this relatively new concept of bike culture vs. car culture.
Decades ago, bikes were pretty much considered something that only kids used. Yes, there were those who raced road bikes, and there were famous races in Europe such as the Tour de France, but they were nowhere near as popular as they are today. The idea of someone choosing to ride a bike to work was basically unheard of on a larger scale because America was in love with automobiles, and those who did not drive a personal vehicle took a bus, commuter rail rain or rode the T to work in Boston. Continue reading