7/09/2019

Should we ban bicycles in major urban areas?

"Would urban bicycling pass an FDA test of "safe and effective"? Furthermore, as a driver and pedestrian I observe cyclists breaking the law -- most of all running red lights -- at an alarming rate. And surely we all believe in the rule of law, so why should we allow technologies that seem so closely tethered to massive law-breaking?

I do get that bicycles are driven by cool people who are fighting climate change. Nonetheless, what if self-driving vehicles were connected to fourteen deaths in NYC alone? How would we treat them? Alternatively, what if Facebook owned all of those bicycles?"