By: Diane Benjamin
Bike Blono wants all cars to drive slower. TENS of THOUSANDS more cars than bikes is immaterial.
Even kids understand that riding a bicycle in the road is dangerous, Bike Blono wants you to change your behavior. If you don’t agree, you are evil. They have at most a couple hundred members, many fewer bike for transportation. Bike Blono is using the Tari Renner tactics to destroy opposition. They posted a picture on Facebook of house with obvious opposition to bike lanes on Washington – the picture is meant to intimate the owner.
Note: The proposed bike lane doesn’t go to State Farm, OSF, or Eastland Mall. It doesn’t go from downtown either, only Krietzer to Regency.
Below is the entire post:
There aren’t a “few loud voices”, there are lots people who feel run over by their government.
It is true that people only pay attention when they are personally affected. Radicals are mostly free to implement their agenda because citizens aren’t paying attention.
Proposing bike lanes on an arterial road isn’t working for citizens. The city originally planned for Washington to be 4 lanes. Emergency vehicles use Washington to get to OSF. Bike Blono wants two narrow lanes and bike paths.
Since I recently road in an ambulance with lights, siren, and horn blaring – and I saw cars unable or unwilling to get out of the way – I know Bike Blono’s plans will make the problem worse on Washington!
If common sense has any chance of prevailing in Bloomington, citizens must make their voices heard. Bike Blono spelled out how to do that. Show up June 13th and/or June 14th and email!
Their few members are trying to create the perception they are a majority. They are not. You are. If you allow them to intimidate a home owner who is only concerned about the safely of her children, everybody will lose. When radicals bend government to their will, government will force you to pay. Keep in mind, Bike Blono has already forced the City to pay for a Bike Master Plan which ties into the Complete Streets plan. Washington is just an additional street for bike lanes.
I’m hearing reports from other home owners of foul language and obscene gestures being tossed around the Washington Street neighborhoods by Bike Blono members.
Are the terrorist bullies going to win or Common Sense? How can the Council support this group?
The below was posted on Facebook in the last few days, note the last comment:
Drivers have trouble seeing motorcycles. Bikes will be worse.