By: Diane Benjamin
This morning a local radio host tried to blame anti-bike lane folks for the thumbtacks on the road that interrupted the downtown bike race last weekend. I won’t embarrass him by saying who.
Changed my mind – he just said it again: Scott Laughlin.
People who oppose bike lanes do so because it’s a stupid idea. See this article from New York City: Cyclists Death Shows Biking Perils Persist In New York
The speed limit has been reduced to 25 miles per hour and cyclists are still dying. The reason is simple: bikes are hard to see and many don’t obey traffic signals! Pro-bike lane people need to accept the fact that some of them will die – everybody else just gets to pay for making that happened. Complete Streets! Thumbtacks were thrown on the street by somebody with no values, principles, or manners. Who does that describe? Maybe the same type that trashed St. Mary’s school.
If it wasn’t kids, it was somebody who grew up with the same mentality:
- No consequences to bad behavior
- No empathy for others
- Believes the world revolves around them
- Had everything handed to them
Since God, patriotism, and judgements are no longer allowed – because somebody might get their feelings hurt – expect more sub-human behavior.
Better get your safe-space ready. This isn’t going to end well.