Mjt8 t1_ixg43r5 wrote

Selective and misleading stat. A whopping three bicyclists were killed by cars in DC in 2021.

Also, the lady hit was in a bike lane. The whole issue here is that paint and plaster doesn’t fix the issue. You need well-engineered bike infrastructure like you see in Europe, but it would be exorbitantly expensive and disruptive to remake the city’s transportation landscape at this point.


Mjt8 t1_ixdlv5b wrote

You’re making a straw man. Nobody is saying they’re morally “ok” with it. It’s a question of what the city can/should do about it.

Governments can sometimes solve systemic issues but they’re not well suited for preventing individual wrongs.

Should the city grind to a halt to totally redo its infrastructure, spending half its revenue fixing 5 annual deaths, and hundreds of thousands of commuters? That doesn’t seem like good policy.