I have mentioned it before that the most frequent comment I get from people when discussing bicycle commuting is
"Isn't that dangerous in Arusha town? I would do it but am afraid."
I find it interesting that the bicycle commuters in Arusha I talk to all opt for the main roads as opposed to zigzagging on quieter streets, with one exception.
So serious bicycle commuters don't see it as a big issue.
Today I found a long queue of cars all through Sakina. Man I was glad I was on a bicycle!
Got a flat in the morning. How inconvenient is that in a car? I put a patch on in about 7 minutes.
I has been suggested that when people look at me blankly when I talk about bicycle commuting, i should use a different approach. ask " What? you don't have a bicycle? you like sitting in traffic? really? " then look blankly at them.