A SUNDAY CONVERSATION WITH JOHN FORESTER

If you ride a bicycle or care about the design of modern cities — or even if you hate bike lanes — you should care about the life’s work of John Forester. After all, probably no individual in American history has had a greater impact on how US cyclists experience riding on the road.

On a Sunday near the end of June, I drove down to the San Diego area from my home in Los Angeles. In a modest…