Cartoon Tuesday Double Feature: Bike Tolls and Bridge Trolls

Editor’s note: With bike tolls being a hot topic recently, Streetsblog cartoonist, transportation engineer, and Loeb Fellow Ian Lockwood was inspired to submit two items for this installment of Cartoon Tuesday. Ian writes of the second toon:

I kept thinking about the bike toll issue and came up with this cartoon. It’s strange how motorists care about equity when it comes to paying a bridge toll but when it comes to inequity for randomly killing and maiming cyclists, they are indifferent at best. What would happen if one were to achieve equity for the latter? Would anyone be concerned then?  Would indifference prevail? Would cyclists be concerned that the field has been leveled?

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