But even saurian brains can’t be that small. Bikes must occasionally leave bike lanes, just as buses occasionally leave bus lanes. And although rudeness and stupidity are as common among cyclists as others, a few random failures do not a catastrophe make.
Plus, they’re popular where it counts. If city voters didn’t support bike lanes they wouldn’t keep increasing the majority of the administration that created them. (Yes, more on this in a couple of weeks.)
So is the state just playing to a different audience? Is all this cycle-rage chest-beating really aimed at the talkback sector, out beyond the bike line? [Stock & Land]
So this is just a piece of a much larger article, but I gotta say I’m confused. If bike lanes weren’t popular people wouldn’t keep re-electing the administration that creates them? I…dude, do you seriously think that’s the issue people are voting on? Like people are in the voting booth going, “well, I could vote for the republican who wants to cut my taxes, or I could go with the democrat who wants to give me free health care, but the REAL question here is which one of them supported bike lanes??”
Maybe I’m wrong though. Maybe these people do exist. I mean clearly whoever wrote this is one of them. And they clearly miss the point here, too (AGAIN). Nobody gives a shit if bicyclists stick to the bike lanes. Nobody cares if they pop out of the bike lane to make a turn or something. As long as they aren’t needlessly obstructing traffic. That’s what these people don’t get. Their mindset can basically be summed up as “if you start punishing bicyclists for doing illegal things, it’s only a matter of time before you start punishing bicyclists for doing LEGAL things. SLIPPERY SLOPE SLIPPERY SLOPE.”
MY mindset can basically be summed up as: “fuck off.”
PS. I’m “parked in the Jurassic”? JOKE’S ON YOU: DINOSAURS RULE.