Lots of folks - well meaning and otherwise - claim to be watching out for the best interests of city cyclists. At the end of the day, if we truly are the "community" we often claim to be, it is up to each of us to watch the backs of our fellow bicyclists. Our infrastructure in Chicago is changing. The law is changing. Through all of that, and whatever is to come, let us remember that, corny as it sounds, if you pedal on two wheels you are my brother/sister.
The following column originally appeared as part of my column on the Urban Velo website, Cycling Legalese.