My beliefs most closely aligned with Daniel Duane. His closing paragraph was that of a proposal; something I always try to incorporate and believe adds value to your claim by giving the audience a direct way to react.
The first article’s evidence was compelling at times, however other times it felt mislead. For example, throughout he references New York, but brings up data or examples from Idaho or rural biking communities. Despite his attempt to parallel the two, for me the arguments fails to convince me when there lacks direct modules in which the data correlate to the scenario (setting).