Probably safer for cyclists
I can't wait for cars to be driverless AND passengerless. Just empty cars tootling around the streets. That would be cool.
Actually the future I envisage is one where cars are airborne, like in Blade Runner, leaving street level free for pedestrians and cyclists.
Wow that last shandy I had was a bit strong...
Carless drivers would be better for health, environment and cyclists. If some of the idle beggars left the car behind to walk and cycle they'd be healthier and less dangerous. Like electric cars, this is yet another distraction from the real issues.