WAMU - Why bikes should not be on the road

Commentary by Marvin Kalb - bikes & cars
Commentator Marvin Kalb has some thoughts about cars and bicylces -and why it's a good idea they should never meet on our already crowded local roads.

[Note: The transcript is in one of the comments below.]

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by B' Spokes

Like most people I live a hectic life and who has the time for much exercise? Thanks to xtracycle now I do. By using my bike for daily activities I can get things done and get an hour plus work out in 15 minutes extra of my time, not a bad deal and beats taking the extra time going to the gym. In case you are still having trouble being motivated; the National Center of Disease Control says that inactivity is the #2 killer in the United States just behind smoking. ( http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/bb_nutrition/ ) Get out there and start living life! I can carry home a full shopping cart of groceries, car pool two kids or just get lost in the great outdoors camping for a week. Well I got go, another outing this weekend.
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June 29, 2005 David Furst Host and Producer, Metro Connection WAMU 88.5 FM 4000 Brandywine Street, NW Washington, DC 20016-8082 Dear Mr. Furst: Washington, D.C. is one of the top 50 cities in the nation for cycling, as evidenced by its status as a bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community. In addition, it is in the top 25 cities in the U.S. for bicycle commuters, with more than 1 percent of the city
Mr. Kalb wondered why a pair of bicyclists would choose to ride along a road when there is a path parallel to the road. Bicyclists on the roads have the same rights as motorists. A