Today’s Headlines

  • Jesse Greene

    For a kick, check out the comments on the Minneapolis bike article.  They contain just about every single trope of motorist entitlement: 
    – “Bikers” don’t pay for roads
    – Enough already with coddling this fringe minority
    – Accommodations for cyclists cause congestion
    – They can get their rights if they start obeying the rule
    – It’s so rude the way they cause drivers to kill them (my personal favorite)

    Is this really America’s number one bike city? http://www.bicycling.com/news/featured-stories/1-bike-city-minneapolis

    I guess that says more about America than Bicycling Magazine.

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