Mayor Ford of Toronto has long been noted for his surly (pun intended) attitude towards cyclists, and his alleged affection for illegal refreshments. He has said that cycling is only for latte sipping urban elite, not middle class workers. He has applauded and spent $250K for the removal of bike lanes while other municipalities install more. He vehemently opposed the installation of cycling facility in the city center which would convert some covered parking into enclosed bike parking with changing rooms and public showers.
"What I compare bike lanes to is swimming with the sharks. Sooner or later you're going to get bitten... Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks, not for people on bikes. My heart bleeds for them when I hear someone gets killed, but it's their own fault at the end of the day."
Well, he seems to be on the verge of gittin his come-up-ens. The police have made public a file and extensive investigation of the Mayor's fun filled activities and I don't think we will have that fat assed bully pushing cyclists around much longer. Seems latte sippin' urbanites might be more acceptable than coke sniffin' politicians. Didn't this happen in Washington once? Can't seem to remember his name...looking forward to forgetting about Ford.
This is a shameless attempt to save the the most advanced civilization in
history from imminent self destruction by eliminating carbon emission,
dependence on foreign sources of fuel,obesity, hypertension and diabetes.
Cycling accomplishes all those things at once and helps us develop a better
understanding of ourselves, each other and our relationship to the cosmos.
Oh, horse puckey!
I like to ride bikes, have been doing it all my life.
The rest of that crap is just a fringe benefit,
and the blogosphere gives me a chance to share my interior
monologue with virtual rather than imaginary friends.