My girlfriend and I have recently moved to London and she wants to get a bicycle. Her reason is more along the lines of personal freedom that you get with a bike. It is (very pointedly) not about the cost savings or environmental benefit. Also, we can't afford a car here.
The thing is, I find Londoners seem to all drive very aggressively compared to where we've lived before and I'm quite afraid that she'll end up in an accident. Moreover, the roads are narrow, full of heavy vehicles and bike lanes seems to just disappear and reappear at times. When it rains, the bike lane is almost always underwater near our place too. Every five minutes, there's an emergency vehicle going at a million miles an hour through all of this. It seems like a death wish to me.
I get that it's her life and her choice in the end but how do I convince her to not do it?