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I read an article in Bicycle News about the Mayor of Toronto’s war an cyclists.  At least he isn’t hiding behind political rhetoric, so I’ve gotta give him that.  Note to self, don’t move to Toronto…  It’s no wonder he’s against them:

Now let’s ban donuts and cakes and see how loud this yahoo whines…  You know what Elisa, I’d give up Whoppers altogether, just to see that jerk suffer.  It’s funny who will attack what, when the “who” doesn’t have anything to lose in the attack.

 

UPDATE:  I felt compelled to add…  Michigan is extremely bike friendly!  We’ve got rail trails all over the place (including one that goes from Midland to Big Rapids (87.5 – one way) of paved trail and the northern half of lower Michigan (Gaylord specifically) has roads with shoulders larger than bike lanes.


7 Comments

  1. beechcreekproject says:

    Sometimes it amazes me how people of such ignorance gain positions of power. Looks like he could feed a shark or two quite handily.

  2. elisariva says:

    OMG! First, judging by his size he, he is not much for fitness. Second, his own argument explains why a lane is needed! If cyclist are getting hit, then a lane for bikes would help them. Third – I don’t know Canadian traffic laws, but here in the US when I am on my bike I can get ticketed for running a red light or stop sign and I can get ticketed for speeding (school zones especially). If I, as a moving vehicle, have to obey traffic laws, then I am fully entitled to the road. As for the Whopper – it is a free world and we are entitled to our choices. We have to have the ability to choose. If they take it away, then we are mere puppets. Fat ones like the mayor if you eat too many of them… 🙂

  3. I live near Toronto and I have to admit I have a morbid fascination with Rob Ford. He is a constant source of entertainment. If you have ever driven in down town Toronto its pretty much a disaster 24/7. City Council has a bad habit of screwing everything up and that includes where they choose to put bike lanes. This leads to a polarizing result where people take extreme views on both sides of the issue. I really don’t know what the answer is but I’m confident that whoever comprises city council will get it wrong for years to come.

    Of course that is the libertarian in me speaking 🙂

  4. […] Humorously enough, the Mayor of Toronto and many others like to label cyclists as “Pinkos” – could you imagine that?  Me, labeled a pinko?  A tree-hugger?  ME?  Not in this lifetime, baby.  Without adding to the lunacy anymore than I already have, the war on bikes or cars (depending on which side you’re on), is stupid – and I’ve written about the execrable Mayor once before, here. […]

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