More on the double standard: the reaction of the biker who feels that pedestrians are slow and dangerous is to take his bicycle somewhere else and leave the pedestrians alone. Its true that motorists don’t have an analogous option, at least not to the same degree, but even if they did, I doubt they’d exploit it. These examples demonstrate to me that bicyclists don’t feel they have an entitlement that slower and more vulnerable pedestrians must recognize. Sure there are bad cyclists and sure there are good drivers, but let’s just be honest with ourselves here, there’s thankfully few of the former and regrettably far too few of the latter. I’m not talking in terms of percentage, which you could debate, but just pure numbers. For these reasons, I think the double standard is justified. I’m sorry, Jim, that someone offended you, but think of his remark as directed at a summary of his experiences, rather than at you individually.