A friend of mine e-mailed this gem of an article to me. The article itself is typical from car people. However, what I find unnerving is some of the comments afterwards. I hope some of these people are not as bold as they are on the road as they are on the internet.
So what does everyone think. Most of these people who are flaming on theses threads are in some ways just the other side of the coin when we flame on car people. As one blogger put it, neither car drivers or cyclist understand each others worlds. What do you think?
A sneak peek of a few favorite quotes:
"i completly agree, those people should all be dragged off their bikes and shot, they say they have the right to the road....well so do i, and if my car road space happens to ("accidently" of coarse) cross in to their cyclist space, well that will be their problem wont it?.these scumbags will get whats coming to them. PS-TO ANY CYCLISTS -YOU WILL GET YOURS!, ITS AWFUL HARD TO CYCLE WHEN YOUR ARMS HAVE BEEN CUT OFF..."
"HaHa, this is great. I'm revelling in all this cycle-hate. I loathe the ****ers. They're pests to drivers, pests to pedestrians, pests with their awkward, dirty bikes on the train at peak hour and generally just ****ing pests. What's really grating is the imperious attitude that goes with it. All cyclists are sickening narcissists in their pervy lycra no-jocks playsuits. I live for the day I see one go under a semi. I'll dance in their guts."
"Cyclists should be banned from the streets of London ..FOR THEIR OWN SAFETY..majority of them do not wear any kind of hi visibility clothing,helmets also most of them cycling during dark hours do not have any flashing lights and the worst of all they ride next to each other chatting without looking over their shoulders..
Most of them are cocky,uneducated,chip on the shoulder idiots.
As a bus driver i wish during the rush hours cyclist should not be allowed in the streets of London.
One reminder, London is not Amsterdam or Cambridge, there are 8200 busses driven by 24000 drivers ,carrying 6.3 million passengers a day which is the highest number anywhere in Europe also higher than New York..during the rush hours driving a bus even without idiots on two wheels is stressfull let alone with them..
We are very shortly starting a campaign in London against cyclists during the rush hours occupying bus lanes in tens at a time and cost London economy millions everyday by at least delaying commuters getting to work,wasted fuel and alike.
Sooner that they are removed during rush hours the better..they are as bad as articulated busses in Londons narrow streets.
#21 London General on 2009-05-08 20:17 (Reply)"