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Alfster 07-26-11 09:41 AM

Cyclists, watch out ... Rob Ford is driving on TO streets
 
Sound's like he's not only content with just removing bike lanes from Toronto streets, but now has allegedly become a hazard to cyclists and pedestrians by being a distracted driver. Great.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2.../18470736.html

Quote:
"My advice to the very porcine-looking and acting Mr. Ford, hey get off your cellphone and on your bicycle, you need the exercise and we would all be much safer!!"

gmt13 07-26-11 10:37 AM

Busted. Too bad there was no video.

m_bisson 07-26-11 10:39 AM

$90000 to paint bike lanes last summer, $200000 to remove them this summer.... I don't get it?

Alfster 07-26-11 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by gmt13 (Post 12988971)
Busted. Too bad there was no video.

A video would have been good. Would have shown Torontonians what a classy Mayor they elected ... allegedly giving the lady and her 6 year old daughter the finger. I still can't believe Toronto elected this guy.

Chris516 07-26-11 02:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Alfster (Post 12988691)
Sound's like he's not only content with just removing bike lanes from Toronto streets, but now has allegedly become a hazard to cyclists and pedestrians by being a distracted driver. Great.

http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Canada/2.../18470736.html

Here is a better link: http://www.citytv.com/toronto/cityne...vis-bike-lanes

Also: http://www.xydo.com/toolbar/23154227...eet_bike_lanes

Ontario provincial law says AS CLOSE AS PRACTICABLE', so bike lanes or not cyclists still have a right to TAKE THE LANE!!!!! The practicality is NOT UP TO THE MOTORIST!!!!!!

DX-MAN 07-27-11 10:55 AM

I wouldn't care of Toronto instituted a support program for divorced dads that included free weekly hummers -- a city run by a 4-wheeled pig is not where I would live.

Tem 05-17-13 11:09 AM

More Rob Ford shenanigans:

[h=1]Toronto Mayor Rob Ford faces drug video allegations[/h]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22565125

Chris516 05-17-13 01:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Tem (Post 15636459)
More Rob Ford shenanigans:

[h=1]Toronto Mayor Rob Ford faces drug video allegations[/h]http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-22565125

The woman that was 'flipped the bird', by Toronto mayor Rob Ford, then didn't like her comments on Facebook in a private forum, going viral. Well, The allegations against Mayor Ford certainly have: https://www.google.com/search?q=g&rl...w=1600&bih=775

Just from the first page of that Google search, the Washington Post and Reuters jumped on the story. So have NBC and FoxNews.

The Edmonton Journal even had stories of other allegations against Mayor Ford.

Presuming the drug allegations pan out, and he is removed from office, it will be an indirect victory for cyclists' in Toronto.

Chris516 05-17-13 01:41 PM

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Originally Posted by DX-MAN (Post 12994306)
I wouldn't care of Toronto instituted a support program for divorced dads that included free weekly hummers -- a city run by a 4-wheeled pig is not where I would live.

I am glad I don't live there. He is worse than (former)DC Mayor Marion Barry. Marion Barry was fine his first two terms in office. His third(non-consecutive) term, he got hooked on crack cocaine in the 1990's. He was eventually caught on video doing a drug deal. He ended up doing time in Lorton Correctional.

CbadRider 05-17-13 02:19 PM

Moved to Eastern Canada regional from A&S. Since the thread is turning political, it was either the regional forum or P&R.

nondes 05-18-13 10:11 AM

CBad - if you look at this and some of the historical threads you will find that in Toronto it's not possible to separate politics and cycling.

DX-MAN 05-18-13 06:42 PM

Just saw the article about the 'possible' crack-smoking by the honorless Mr. Ford; didn't watch the video, but the 'cover shot' for the video was of a fat, balding man next to a vehicle...which made me think IMMEDIATELY of Rush Limbaugh! Damn, now Canada has one of those bile-spewing blimps in the public eye, too? SO sad.........

Boudicca 05-18-13 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by nondes (Post 15639297)
CBad - if you look at this and some of the historical threads you will find that in Toronto it's not possible to separate politics and cycling.

Especially where Rob Ford is involved.

J T CUNNINGHAM 05-20-13 06:57 PM

"The 2nd Amendment was actually written to prepare for the Zombie Apocalypse.
... most people are just bastard-coated bastards with bastard filling."
QUOTE: DX-MAN.

And as you are Fearless Leader of both . . .

antmuzic 05-20-13 07:46 PM

Who said it? Toronto Mayor Rob Ford or Springfield Mayor Diamond Joe Quimby? http://mobile.slate.com/blogs/crime/...nto_mayor.html

jdon 05-21-13 12:14 AM

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Originally Posted by CbadRider (Post 15637173)
Moved to Eastern Canada regional from A&S. Since the thread is turning political, it was either the regional forum or P&R.

Now tell the truth.. did you consult an atlas to figure out which forum to put it in? ;)


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