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I had originally titled this post “Can I use the word ‘dickhead’?”. Then my better sense prevailed. I know that this runs the risk of offending readers and advertisers, but read all the way through, then decide if it’s warranted.
I ride a bicyle, and I’m all for cyclists having more bike paths as well as bike lanes for those that aren’t afraid of asserting their right to the road. Sadly, there is an elected official in Canada by the name of Bob Ford that either does not understand the law, or has decided to completely disregard the fact that he was elected by people that surely include cyclists of all stripes.
The following quote has been attributed to him.
“I compare bike lanes to swimming with the sharks. Sooner or later you’re going to get bitten. And no wonder. Roads are built for buses, cars and trucks, not for people on bikes. It’s their own fault at the end of the day if they get hit. You shouldn’t be in the middle of traffic riding your bike. If you want to ride your bike you’ve got beautiful parks. That’s where you should ride your bike.”
Now how could this guy have gotten elected? Really.