When I'm driving, I can't stand bikes on the road.
When I'm riding, I'm paranoid of traffic.
What I've discovered is that it's not the person on the bike or the person behind the wheel that's to blame, it's the design of the roads in the city. In the town I live in we're not in a good bike friendly situation, and as a bicycle commuter I know this all too well. It's not because we choose to battle, it's because the roads are not designed for bicycle / vehicle interaction that we end up at war.
Now, given the situation we have to deal with, I must say that most drivers are very courteous (except for the A-hole in the picture to the left who was driving drunk on the wrong side of the road in Mexico and smoked a bike race). But even when we're doing our best to be courteous, some situations put us all in a bad position. This becomes especially concerning when you consider that most, if not all regions are trying to encourage alternate means of transportation and healthy living.
In the new world, all new roads will be equipped with enough bike lane to keep bikes and cars comfortably separated.
AND SO IT SHALL BE WRITTEN!