At Least We Got Bike Lanes!

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Summary

Rahm Emanuel touts Chicago as a bike-friendly city amid budget crisis and corruption scandal. Flickr Creative Commons

Rahm Emanuel touts Chicago as a bike-friendly city amid budget crisis and corruption scandal. Flickr Creative Commons


TakeAways

You know you must be onto something when the kids at StreetsBlog pull their pacifiers from their favorite orifice and declare you piece on anything to do with the Urban Cycling Movement to be:

Another Error-Filled Anti-Bike Screed

The irony is that the former head of the CPS is pleading guilty to graft and corruption and the Mayor himself has managed ‘to throw her under the bus’. So if the idea was to challenge the idea of a corrupt city you would have to turn a blind eye to that bit of news.

On the other hand even the members of the Urban Cycling Movement have to agree that no outsiders is getting idea that even cyclists are all warm and fuzzy with the expensive new additions to the roadways. At best the reviews are mixed.

But Goodness knows that the StreetsBlog crew has to take some of the blame for these sorts of perceptions when they all but call the CDOT a bunch of liars for claiming that the Mayor has reached and even exceeded his goals of a 100-mile length of protected bike lanes.

You can go and find that piece of drivel on your own.

So Mr. Konkol please keep writing! The BS factor in the offerings of the Urban Cycling Community is off the charts. These folks are by turns kissing ass (when it seems warranted) and chewing it when it suits. But through all their BS, they keep forgetting that any municipality needs to have priorities.

Instead of behaving like Imelda Marcos and dusting off her shoe collection, perhaps someone from this sham of a movement might want to consider whether all the money is well-spent. I certainly don’t. And certainly not when the primary beneficiaries are ‘elites‘ who have no idea of just how ‘arrogant‘ they really are.