One commenter stated that very few people use bicycles for transportation.
I use my bicycle for transportation and recreation and would like to be counted.
I suspect that there is a way that multiple forms and purposes of transportation can be accommodated without spending vast sums of money or making it difficult to drive a car through the city.
I live near Lane Ave & North Star Rd. I often haul 2 cargo bags when I ride to the Shoppes at Lane Ave, Tremont Library, Tremont Shopping Center (don't think there are any bike racks there), Giant Eagle Market District and other Kingsdale shops, Fancyburg Park, the park along the Scioto River, my mother's house, the pool (usually Northam but now Devon Rd), and to access bike trails such as the one leading from North Star Road to Ohio State's West Campus and points beyond. I tried to figure out a safe and reasonable route from my house to Reed Road Water Park (and our orthodontist) and have decided that, for now, a motor vehicle is the only tenable alternative. I choose my car more often than I would like in order to avoid the hazards of bicycle travel in the city.
While riding in Upper Arlington, we are never surprised when car drivers hit the gas to avoid stopping at a stop sign and waiting for bikes even when the bikes are on a road with no stop sign and we are forced to emergency stop. At the same time, we are never surprised to see a driver of a car stop half a block back to wait while we are standing off the street next to our bikes putting on helmets. We routinely experience revved engines along Northam Road where the mid-crosswalk pedestrian signs keep cars from passing at will. We are occasionally cut off by cars turning right when we have waited for the traffic light and a driver zips by us when the light turns green and we proceed straight. This evening rude remarks were shouted out a car window at my children and me.
I do not desire bike-only routes through the city, but I would like to be able to safely ride my bicycle as I go about my business. I would also like this freedom for others.