This won’t be a well written post. I’m too pissed off with my state’s police. Today was ride to school day, and my 8 year old son has come home telling me the lessons they learned from police: 1. how to negotiate roundabouts as though you are driving a car, and 2. that you must ride your bike on the road, from the day you turn 12.
If kids took their advice, we would be living in 1970s Holland, when 400 kids were killed every year on the road in that country. Wouldn’t it be better to first build safe bicycle infrastructure? While we are waiting (why are we waiting?) we could teach kids how to ride safe on the footpath.