3.31.2007


"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 Ford - Toronto City Councillor


If you beg to differ with the honorable Councillor Ford, let him know at:
Councillor_ford@toronto.ca

1 comment:

Jens Müller said...

I wrote to him:


Dear Councillor Ford,

from a cycling discussion board on the net I heard of your statement in
the Toronto City Council:

"I can't support bike lanes."

As a cyclist, I want to express my support for this position of yours.

Bicycles, like other vehicles[1], belong on the carriageway, so there is
no need to build separate bike lanes.

I am pleased to learn that this is your position, too!

Keep up this good work!

Sincerely

Jens Müller
Karlsruhe, Germany


[1] cf. the definition in the Highway Traffic Act of Ontario: “vehicle”
includes a motor vehicle, trailer, traction engine, farm tractor,
road-building machine, bicycle and any vehicle drawn, propelled or
driven by any kind of power, including muscular power, but does not
include a motorized snow vehicle or a street car; (“véhicule”)


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P.S.: Please support the German petition against obligatory bike paths.

See http://groups.google.de/group/rec.bicycles.soc/browse_thread/thread/370f1108a13a5c20/eb180627b31bf6f4?lnk=st&q=%3C57a0i4F2c1dd0U1%40mid.individual.net%3E&rnum=1#eb180627b31bf6f4