Mr. von Schweinitz's argument that we should emulate the British and collectively achieve 44 mpg would produce a dramatic shortfall of funds to maintain the road and bridge infrastructure in the state. These facts are irrelevant and really have no bearing on the central theme of "bicycles in the community."
The real question is: Should bicycles be allowed to operate on our roads and highways? Certainly they should. But when "competitive-minded riders" think it is OK to ride two or even three abreast, taking up a whole lane of roadway, the activity becomes dangerously unacceptable, along with running stop signs and red lights.