We still have a long way to go, folks.
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It's disturbing that this page exists in the first place, but it's more disturbing that more than 20,000 people have become fans. Take a second and report the page to the Facebook authorities.
This, for me, reinforces the need for good bicycle infrastructure. When space is designated for bicycles in the roadway, both bikes and cars are encouraged to stay in their place--which means it's less fashionable to tell them to get on the sidewalk or on a shared-use path. And as the bike lanes pile up, drivers become increasingly aware of both the need to drive safely around bicycles and the strategies required to maintain road safety. Still, an increase in bicycle facilities doesn't necessarily mean motorists become more tolerant...In Amsterdam, there were heaps of drivers publicly hating on the bicycle riders.
Another thing also becomes a bit more clear when bicycle infrastructure is created: who is at fault in bike/car collisions. Unless of course you're riding through an intersection in Portland which doesn't have a dashed line that signifies the continuation of a bike lane.
Keep those wheels turning...and don't forget to shake them haters off.