It's nice to know I'm not alone. I've heard from many people about my efforts, and recently, about the story of my mission for safer roads on http://www.myfoxmilwaukee.com.
Lately my posts have been about racing and other fun on the bike. I haven't had many problems on the road to report, and that's good. Unfortunately, I think it is more a product of the type of riding I've been doing lately rather than any major change in cyclist/motorist interaction. I've been riding shorter rides often on parkways and paths. When my rides get longer and I spend more time on more rural roads again, I'm guessing my troubles will increase as well.
But until then it's nice to know that there are others out there who are joining in the fight for safer roads for cyclists. I have links to some of them on the blog already and others I've just learned about. I got a comment from this guy today. There are people who are wearing/selling jerseys or have started using cameras on rides and calling the police. Whatever they are doing, the point is they are doing something. I commend anyone who is trying to make the situation better. I would also urge anyone who is doing something to talk to your local media about your efforts. I think educating the public is the key to improving the situation. To all those who've had enough and decided it's time to do something, thanks and keep up the good work.