I'm not disputing that bicyclists technically "have a right" to use the road as, sadly, they do. I do not, however, believe it is possible to actually use this right without becoming, by default, both a selfish mobile obstacle and the reason car culture can't have nice things anymore. Besides this, it's pretty rich to call them even a "moderately large" group anywhere outside of a hypercongested urban center. "Moderately large" would be in the neighborhood of 10-30% at the very least, not 1% if that. With cars, meanwhile, there is room for variety. My desire for a tuneable, naturally-aspirated, non-hatchback sport compact in the 140-180 horsepower range does not impinge on anyone else's ability to choose the vehicle that they believe suits their needs and desires the best, just as the current existence of dedicated enthusiast cars already doesn't - it's simply another fully-compatible way to move in roughly the same way at roughly the same speed. What bothers me is that there is no choice anymore, and you seem to think this is how it should be. Frankly, I don't even believe that the current raft of bloated, overcomplicated cars is really what people would choose if they had a choice. As I said before, you're not allowed to build a car with less than 7 airbags or without a rearview camera anymore, you're not allowed to build a car without stability control anymore, and while eco-turbos and throttle-by-wire aren't technically mandatory yet, emissions and fuel-economy diktats are getting so absurd that they might as well be. Over in England you're not allowed to advertise a car based on performance at all, even if you show it on what is obviously a permanent closed course, not even to show your technology saving someone from a skid, because the skid itself might be sporty and we can't have that! Of course car design is going to become a Rube Goldberg contest when gadgets, comfort, and fuel economy are the only kinds of product differentiation still allowed! So you have it backwards. On the road, you go with the flow and keep "out of norm" use out of everyone else's way, the way most car enthusiasts have already done for decades (see 7/10ths rule, never-cross-the-center rule, plain old going out late at night when everyone else is asleep, etc.) - which is exactly what bicyclists don't do, pretty much by definition. In terms of car selection, something "out of norm" is more acceptable as it does not, by default, cause inconvenience to other road users (except for really stupid things like "super poke" wire wheels) - which is exactly what you fail to acknowledge with your insistence that every single car which is not a dedicated enthusiast car must be exactly the same as every other car but with a slightly different wrapper and list of useless "features", and that cars which do not live up to this ideal are automatically objectively bad even though they were built before anyone had thought to build cars that way.