• Why We Drive The Way We Do

    by  • May 26, 2010 • Education • 0 Comments

    There aren’t many opportunities to bicycle to places we would like to go to without, at some point, venturing out on roads with high speed motorized traffic. When we negotiate our way on these roads – unprotected by thousands of pounds of metal, seat belts or high tech air bags – it is important that we understand the behavior of motorists. (This is especially important on roads where bicyclists are rarely present and drivers are not expecting us.)

    There is no better way to do that than by reading the book “Traffic: Why We Drive The Way We Do”, by Tom Vanderbilt. But, if you don’t have time to read 400 pages of non-fiction, even 400 pages of “shockingly entertaining” non-fiction, here is a 9 minute interview with the author, which hits a bunch of the highlights. If you bike with cars, you should check out this interview:

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