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|Subject: Re: Possibly poking a hornets' nest||Date: 10/12/2012 4:03 PM|
|Author: jammerh||Number: 14995 of 15607|
Hi Tconi, "CULTURE cannot be overstressed.
Nearly everyone who drives here, grew up riding a bike here, and probably were presented with a bicycle about the same time they leared to walk."
Sounds good. And pretty much in line with my impression although I haven't been to europe since the 80s.
I was impressed even then with how much respect cyclists were given. In German cities and towns bike lanes often used some combination of sidewalk and a bike lane in the street. Where cyclists were to go was clearly deliniated.
"Culture" is a broad term that can mean a lot of different things to each of us. The way I see it we share a lot of cultural similarities and cultural differences with europeans.
As for "everyone who drives" having grown up riding a bike, and having been "presnted with a bike at about the same time as they learned to walk".
I don't know anywhere in the U.S. or Canada, that anyone didn't grow up riding a bike.