The psychology of the backlash against bikes is simple, as are the people.
Undoubtedly they will learn but until then recognize their anger and find common ground.
Try to direct the hostility towards meaningful solutions!
Can you politely handle these common complaints about cycling?
1. Why do bike riders get in my way, shouldn't they stay out of traffic for everyone's good?
3. Why don't bikers have to pay for the road like drivers do?
4. Won't taking space away from cars cause delays for working people who need to drive?
5. Why are bike riders such entitled jerks?