Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Cathedral City, CA
Bikes: Giant TCR C1, Jamis Ventura, Davidson, Trek 4500
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"Outside the city, bikes have begun creeping into political battles this year. The Republican nominee for governor of Colorado, Dan Maes, wondered during the primary whether bicycles were part of a nefarious plot to ruin the nation’s cities.
"More seriously, Mayor Adrian M. Fenty
, who lost his bid for re-election in Washington, found himself painted as out of touch with residents, in part because of his connection to new bike paths.
"In Canada, bikes became a campaign issue in mayoral elections this month in Toronto, where a critic of lanes prevailed, and in Winnipeg, where the incumbent was forced to defend the city’s expanding bike network.
"In New York, the biggest challenge yet could come along Prospect Park West."
The great backlash begins.
I really like the idea that bike lanes CALM the traffic. We all need to be calmer. I am now riding in Cathedral City and Rancho Mirage, and enjoy nice bike lanes (for the most part) on 50 mph streets. Even if the line isn't there the right lane is extra wide.