He seems to think that none of it makes any sense. Which of course is entirely true.
We are not vehicles. We are not surrounded by tons of steel and airbags, nor do we have an engine capable of reaching 100 mph.
If anything, we have one measly little helmet and maybe if we are lucky a stripe of paint to separate and protect us from motorists.
In what world does it make sense that we share the road with vehicles if we can not even reach the speed limit of said road? We only slow down traffic, cause an inconvenience for people who are already under stress, endangering ourselves in the process. Now I'm not speaking of residential roads and if you're into riding in Lycra along the country backroads then more power to ya. I'm talking about cycling in urban areas along medium to high traffic thoroughfares.
Cyclists are the third wheel. Neither pedestrian nor motorists. We deserve and require our own space. Not paint, but curbs and physical barriers. Not everywhere. Just where it makes sense. Because clearly what we have now doesn't...