● How to write an anti-bike rant – the easy way.

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”.


2 Comments on ● How to write an anti-bike rant – the easy way.

  1. this was on this morning, this guy helps hype things up… part of the problem not the solution


  2. its easy to btch and complain. Shaming and blaming is done by those too lazy to do something and typically they are part of the problem, so they blame and shame. Such is american society. Go to other nations and everyone is out either walking, biking or taking some small motorized means to get around and transport stuff. America is energy hungry, its a mess because of it all. We love our big homes, big cars, big stuff… all debt really. Truckers owe a major duty of care to society. The driver is very well protected in mass amounts of metal. Pedestrians are most at risk followed by cyclists.

    the stats even prove it, but are never brought to light because we don’t want to shine some light on the real problem in america… thus, its easy to blame and shame the lowest common denominator…

    “Annual Global Road Crash Statistics.
    Nearly 1.3 million people die in road crashes each year, on average 3,287 deaths a day. An additional 20-50 million are injured or disabled. More than half of all road traffic deaths occur among young adults ages 15-44.”

    Annual US traffic fatalities per billion vehicle miles traveled (red) and miles traveled (blue) from 1922 to 2012. The table below is a list of motor vehicle deaths in the United States by year. On average in 2012, 92 people were killed on the roadways of the U.S. each day, in 30,800 fatal crashes during the year.

    the harsh reality is, americans are lazy creatures. We love our creature comforts yet its leading to vast amounts of debt and huge energy consumption which eventually ruins this once fine planet. Can’t create energy from nothing, it typically involves rerouting rivers, using coal, or creating nuclear power etc… but, shhhh… we won’t talk about the real underlying problems in our society, we’ll just blame and shame like some narcissistic fool (ie rob ford, donald trump etc… lazy bastards they are…)

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