By: Diane Benjamin
Bike Blono thinks their few numbers have superior rights. They are launching a bullying campaign against anybody who doesn’t agree with bike lanes on E Washington. From Facebook:
The speakers knew there wasn’t a vote by the Council, they knew there was another hearing yesterday and a vote TODAY by the Planning Commission.
Misinformed? Bike Blono has one version of safety, they love to quote “studies”. Facts showing bike lanes not properly constructed aren’t safe are ignored.
Common sense says putting a bike 3 feet from a vehicle is stupid.
Common sense says creating traffic hazards and slowing traffic on an arterial road because a couple of people want to ride bikes isn’t smart.
Common sense says a few bullies shouldn’t dictate road construction when side streets provide more safety for everybody.
Bike Blono posted video of McCurdy’s comments at last Monday’s Council meeting – but not those of everyone opposed. The people against the bike lanes on E Washington live on E Washington. Does Bike Blono think the homeowners affected are immaterial?
This is safe:
Bloomington can’t afford the “safe” option!
Bike Blono supporters launched vulgarities at an East Washington homeowner because of a sign in her yard: https://blnnews.com/2017/06/10/bike-facts-that-dont-matter/
Bike Blono then posted a picture of her HOUSE and sign on Facebook – same link as above. She now feels so threatened she has taken the sign down – exactly what Bike Blono wanted. Freedom of speech isn’t allowed by Bike Blono.
That same homeowner was interviewed by WMDB news: http://www.centralillinoisproud.com/news/local-news/debate-continues-over-proposed-bike-lane/734826842
Michael Gorman of Bike Blono was also interviewed. The story has this quote: “What we want to do is trim those lanes down a little bit so that drivers feel more comfortable driving the speed limit”.
That would be 6 feet off each lane – not a bit. The police don’t enforce speed limits? Bike Blono does?
A Bike Blono supporter posted lies about me. I’m not leading anything!
I could post more from her and other self-described Bike Blono supporters. It isn’t necessary though.
The Planning Commission is meeting today to decide whether bike lanes should be included in the E. Washington resurfacing. Member Justin Boyd needs to recuse himself. He appeared on a local podcast this week saying he couldn’t understand why people don’t think bike lanes would be safer. Obviously he has already decided. He was also Renner’s campaign manager and was appointed to the Commission by Renner. It looks like every member was appointed by Renner, but according to Renner it’s all non-partisan.
If the Council doesn’t want Bloomington descending into chaos, Bike Blono needs to understand their small numbers don’t run the City.
I could post some vulgarities from Bike Blono members. I might if they persist in this nonsense, I’m sure I will get more on this story.
The Council needs to nix bike lanes on a busy street. Even kids know better than to ride in heavy traffic!
The Planning Commission is meeting today at 4:00 in the Council Chambers.
Yep, pink hair is Shayna.