Posted by Jonathan Maus (Publisher/Editor) on July 17th, 2006 at 9:04 am
Just want to give a shout out to listeners of The Playhouse. Welcome to BikePortland.org. This is a blog that covers the cycling community here in Portland and it is open to everyone with constructive input on the issues.
If you are trying to post hateful or divisive comments about the recent situation I will not publish them.
I know you found this site because PK spent most of this morning's show talking about our reaction to comments he made on his show on Thursday.
Unfortunately PK has chosen to spin and misrepresent the situation. This is too bad because, judging from some emails and comments I've received he has only made things worse.
It is also unfortunate that for some reason the podcast of the show in question has not been made available online. If the station would just make the show available in unedited form (like all other shows from that week) it would be very helpful. I called the station to ask about this and I was put on hold indefinitely so I hung up.
If I have taken PK's comments out of context, than why not make the recording of the show available so we can listen and put this to rest once and for all?
I just want all 95.5 listeners to know that we agree cyclists should not break the rules of the road. And just FYI, cyclists are given the same traffic fines as motorists and we are often the focus of specialized enforcement crackdowns by the police.
But please realize that while there are definitely some cyclists with bad attitudes, there are also drivers with bad attitudes. Bottom line is that we all need to work together to make our roads safe. The person's life you save may end up being your friend, co-worker, or relative.
Please be respectful and courteous out there.Email This Post Possibly related posts