By: Diane Benjamin
A few days ago a saw a biker on Veterans Parkway, he constantly looked over his shoulder to see if he was going to get hit. Yesterday a lady on a bike made a left hand turn in front of me without any signals. Remember when we were kids – left arm straight out to turn left, bent up to turn right? Are rules no longer taught? Maybe bikes should be required to have blinkers if arm signals are too difficult. Should bikers pass a mental health evaluation before being allowed to ride? Is there a COMMON SENSE test they should be required to pass?
Government thinks it is legal to kill babies and they also think bikes have the same rights as cars. Being stupid and ridiculous doesn’t make what they do legal, moral, or even smart.
Now Bloomington thinks bikes should be given special privileges on busy streets. They are holding public meetings about modifying the Bicycle Master Plan to include parts of Washington Street: http://www.cityblm.org/Home/Components/News/News/4485/
Bike Plan Public Meetings
Three meetings scheduled
Bicycle Master Plan: Washington Street Proposed Amendment – Public Meetings
BLOOMINGTON, IL – The City of Bloomington Public Works Department is considering a proposed amendment to the Bicycle Master Plan, which seeks to include Washington Street from Lee Street to St Joseph Drive in the plan.
All persons interested in the proposed amendment are invited to discuss the changes to the Bicycle Master Plan at one of the following public meetings:
Open House: May 23, 2017 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. in the Cafeteria at Washington Elementary School at 1201 E Washington Street, Bloomington, IL
Open House: June 13, 2017 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. in the Gov. Fifer Courtroom at the McLean County Museum of History at 200 N Main Street, Bloomington, IL
Commission Meeting: June 14, 2017 during the Bloomington Planning Commission meeting at 4:00 P.M. in the Council Chambers at City Hall at 109 E. Olive Street, Bloomington, IL
The purpose of these public meetings is to allow interested individuals, groups, and involved agencies to discuss the potential impacts of the Bicycle Master Plan amendment. The meeting will be conducted by the City of Bloomington, with assistance from Bike BloNo. Citizens are encouraged to attend the public meetings and ask questions and provide input. Written statements may also be submitted during the meetings.
Sheep get eaten by wolves.
Bike Blono are the wolves – you are the sheep in danger of getting charged with a crime if a bike makes contact with your car. It will always be your fault even if the biker screwed up.
There are many more sheep than wolves, except sheep tend not to worry until it’s too late.
Go to one of the meetings and show them the below. Laugh in their faces. Only you can stop this nonsense.
From this previous post: https://blnnews.com/2017/05/08/more-trouble-tonight/
8. It’s a bike lane project that reduces the number of lanes for automobiles. Many cities are attempting to encourage cycling while simultaneously discouraging driving by converting auto lanes to bike lanes, such as by changing a four-lane street to a two-lane street with a center left-turn lane and two bike lanes. This probably doesn’t increase bicycle safety, but it does increase traffic congestion. It is nearly always possible to find parallel local streets that can be turned into bicycle boulevards without impeding through or local auto traffic. All bicycle projects that reduce the capacity of arterial or collector streets to move automobiles are boondoggles.