A familiar Riding Experience
Not everyone feels safe riding in Amsterdam
I rather enjoyed these nostalgic moments. I personally found riding a bike in Toronto to be liberating. Not because I’m insane, but as someone who also once drove a car in the Toronto, I can relate to how motorists feel. This is a point traffic psychologist Gerard Tertoolen points out in the survey.
“A cyclist is very annoyed by motorists. But when the person gets into the car, he or she gets annoyed by cyclists. We think strongly from our own perspective and have poor empathy in that regard.”
Incidents and squabbles will happen from time to time, regardless of where you ride. But having empathy can help one feel at ease if you ever feel like you’re on the battlefield. Especially when you decide to ride a bike, because from a certain perspective the war is already won.