http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/ ... f887a.html
That sound you hear is the steam escaping from local conservatives' ear holes. Yet the interesting part of the story is:
White called the meeting "outstanding" because it tried to address some big issues such as road rage between bicyclists and motorists.
"What we really want to work with the county on is, how can we reduce the tension out there on the rural roads? How can we make the rides better for cyclists without causing disruption and problems for people who call those rural areas home?" White said.
I was on the Badger State Trail over the weekend, through Fitchburg, and it has to be a huge improvement over riding on Seminole Hwy. and Fish Hatchery (I've never ridden on either). The truth is that a lot of people around here bike, whether the conservatives choose to admit it or not, and there needs to be accommodations for them. Neither bicyclists nor motorists like the shoulder bike lanes.