It seems the world is full of anti-bike rants.
When he was alive, it was Rob Ford with his now infamous statement at a Toronto Council meeting about roads not being built for bikes.
More recently, it was Senator Nicole Eaton complaining that Toronto is a “mess” because of bike lanes.
Here in Ottawa, the head of the Greater Ottawa Truckers Association says that bicycles should not be equal to trucks on the road, and describes a cyclist being hit and killed by a truck as “… just one of those things.”
Of course, you often find anti-bike rants in letters-to-the-editor and in various columns. The Ottawa Sun appears to be particularly good at publishing such tirades, including this lame argument that cyclists are some how getting the upper hand over poor motorists.
Since some people have a need to produce this mindless drivel on a regular basis, a magazine in Chicago has come up with an online template to help them write their anti-bike rants. It’s call “ How to Write an Anti-Bike Commentary – Without the Nuisance of Actual Thought”.
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