Principles

This is a list of principles, in no particular order, that the author of this site believes are important for cycling advocates:

  1. “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Widely attributed to Margaret Meade
  2. Streets are a public space for everyone: pedestrians, cyclists, horse-drawn carriages, vendors, automobiles, and whatever else might need them.
  3. Urban sprawl has been subsidized by irresponsible public regulatory and tax policies. For instance, nearly two-thirds of the true cost of gasoline is in indirect costs not paid for at the pump.
  4. Cycling should be fun, but the primary reason to bike is economic.
  5. “The slower you go, the more you see.” — Walter Gardner in a 1943 Rotarian article. (The ends do not justify the means.)
  6. Cycling unites, politics divides.

If you have any suggestions for more priciples related to cycling or urbanism, please add them in the comments.

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