Pedestrians with Wheels
Mikael at Copenhagenize has an amazing set of pictures worth checking out. (Full set at Flickr.) In each, he took a picture of a person or group of people riding their bikes and then Photoshopped out the bicycles. The results are really illustrative of just where bicycling falls on the spectrum between walking and driving.
He writes, “If you take away the bicycles from the bicycle users on the cycle track they resemble, by and large, pedestrians.” In fact in a culture where cyclists aren’t wearing team kits, Lycra, reflective vests or even helmets and where most are riding in an upright position, “bicycle users are merely pedestrians who go a bit faster.”