Common Sense Anyone?

By:  Diane Benjamin How many bikes have you seen in the bike lanes?  How much money has been wasted painting them?  How much congestion has been caused ON PURPOSE:  “traffic calming”. It turns out biking isn’t the great savior Bike BloNo convinced Renner and company it was! From Townhall:   https://townhall.com/columnists/jeffjacoby/2019/01/09/is-the-bikelane-fever-breaking-n2538771?fbclid=IwAR1irKigQS-g7Cy04OigATSOtxtsFodH6TreZtsXSkp-4hh2nh1bUAtyh-o I will start with the […]

Bike Ridership Is Down Across America

By:  Diane Benjamin Are both councils stupid enough to keep doing “complete streets”?  I predict YES! After Millions of Dollars Spent and Hundreds of New Lane Miles Built, Bike Ridership Is Down Across America The 2017 American Community Survey finds the number of people biking to work is falling nationwide. Source:     http://reason.com/blog/2018/09/27/after-millions-of-dollars-spent-and-hund Excerpts: Despite spending […]

Road design: Run by Idiots!

By:  Diane Benjamin Before the headline – a commercial: If you have never attended the annual Evergreen Cemetery Walk you have one last chance tomorrow This year all the actors are portraying characters from WWI and McLean County.  Details here:  http://www.mchistory.org/learn/programs/cemwalk.php After I went on the walk this morning, I had one stop to make.  I […]

“Creating congestion” is working!

By:  Diane Benjamin Jim Karch knew. The Planning Commission knew. The Council knew. Putting bike lanes on E Washington was going to create congestion.  All of the above wanted congestion because you drive too fast. Yes – your government attacked your ability to drive safely because they wanted to. From a reader: Don’t know if […]

No faith in local government

By:  Diane Benjamin The Bloomington City Council meeting last night was conducted without the mayor and without any accusations against citizens like “crazy”, “nasty”, and “small vocal minority”.  Renner did hold another edition of his media blitz earlier in the day, but Karen Schmidt only announced he wasn’t there.  According to media reports of the […]

Guest Writer: Bike Lanes

The truth about adding bike lanes on Washington Street has little to do with safety, as Bike BloNo would have everyone believe. There are Illinois State Statutes as well as municipal codes governing the safe use of bicycles. https://www.activetrans.org/sites/files/Illinois%20statutes.pdf City Code Article XIX Regulations for Bicycles Chapter 29:  Section 158: Traffic Laws Apply to Persons Riding Bicycles. […]