Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on November 8th, 2005 at 9:05 am
Check out this letter in the recent Portland Tribune:
Bicycles are nuisance, and their riders rude
The bicycle’s contribution to clean air is at best infinitesimal and is probably negative because bicycles, bicycle lanes, etc., slow traffic and increase congestion. However, the bicycle lobby continues to receive the support of city, county and state politicians, a tribute to the power of small, vociferous, self-serving, special interest groups. By the demeanor and actions of the majority, bicycle riders could best be described as aggressive, arrogant, freeloading outlaws.
Wow, I think Don just needs a hug. Poor guy. I especially like his thought about how we increase congestion. That's brilliant. Makes me wonder about an idea I've heard from several different folks:
What if all the bike commuters decided to drive to work one day?
Hmmm...that'd be an extra 10,000 cars on the streets and bridges. Now that would be interesting.Email This Post Possibly related posts