I can’t support bike lanes…

Courtesy of the Surly Blog.

Check out what this guy had to say….

“I can’t support bike lanes. Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks. My heart bleeds when someone gets killed, but it’s their own fault at the end of the day.”

-Rob FordToronto City Councillor
Email: councillor_ford@toronto.ca

We urge all friends of the bike to send a message to Mr. Ford explaining why he is way off-base. We recommend that you don’t use any threatening terms or obscenities, as hard as that may be to do.

Below is a message you can copy and send to Councilor Ford:

As a cyclist and concerned citizen, I find your remarks concerning bike lanes to be appalling, highly inappropriate, and even dangerous. Cyclists have the same rights to the road as any motor vehicle in Canada, as well as the United States. Bicycles offer a reduction in traffic, improved environmental protection and better public health.

On behalf of the families and loved ones of cyclists killed by automobiles, we, the cycling community demand a retraction of your statement and an apology. Please know that your comments are rapidly circulating within the cycling community around the globe, and many cyclists hold prominent positions in society. What’s more, cyclists vote.

3 Comments

  1. RL Policar March 30, 2007 9:55 am 

    I sent him an email yesterday.

  2. Cornfed Jay March 30, 2007 12:42 pm 

    My wife and I had plans to vacation in Toronto this summer. Because of this mental midget and his comments we decided to send a message by changing our summer travel plans to a city that is more bike friendly. I sent Mr. Ford and email notifying him of our change in vacation plans, I also copied the Mayor of Toronto on my message.

  3. RL Policar March 31, 2007 12:52 pm 

    Hi Corn Fed Jay!

    Glad to see you on here! Thanks for commenting, yeah this guy is a douche if you ask me. I’m sure he’ll be getting flack for what he said. You should post the Mayor’s email so we can all CC him on it.

    Thanks,

    RL

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