Bicyclists Are Superior to Motorists

RECEIVED Thu., May 6, 2010

Dear Editor,
    I have been cycling in Austin for the last 15 years and have heard many repeats of Paul Scott's sentiments [“Postmarks” online, April 22], but I don't believe there is anything cyclists can do to get respect from motorists. I think what it comes down to is simple: They hate our freedom. And while I see his point and respect his opinion, I must disagree. I don't believe cyclists should hope to be accepted as equals on the road "someday,” I believe we should demand to be acknowledged as superior to motorists. Just look at the facts: we don't pollute Austin's air or water, cause congestion, or write whiny letters to the editor about not being able to find parking Downtown.
Pete Wall
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