Re: [carfree_cities] conflict between cyclists and pedestrians
- =v= I don't know why, but the _New_York_Times_ has been pumping
out anti-bicyclist stuff for most of the year. A transportation
editor named Michael Grynbaum is thought to be part of the bias.
Especially embarrassing was their coverage of a dispute over
bike lanes in Brooklyn, in which they joined forces with the
tabloid press in favor of car-crazies. (It turns out the bike
lanes had solid support amongst the public *and* solid legal
standing, two facts not evident in most of the coverage.)
=v= So now they've sent somebody to Denmark to ferret out a
handful of people who don't like bikes? Truly pathetic.
- On Sep 14, 2011, at 8:08 AM, Mark Jaroski wrote:
> It's pretty clear to me that the reporter's assignment was to findYes. NYT assignment during the manufactured controversy over the PPW
> in Copenhagen who's disgruntled with bike culture.
bike lanes and a motorhead bikelash? Give me a break! (BTW the PPw
bike lanes are supported by just over 70% of neighborhood residents--
but the chief instigator of the campaing against them is the husband
of the women NYDOT head Sadik-Khan replaced.)
As usual, one pedestrian killed by a cyclists raises an outcry, but
hundreds upon hundreds killed by motorists is just the cost of doing
Usual hypocrisy. for you Nyawkers on the list, a bit of history:
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