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Old Posted Jul 23, 2011, 9:22 PM
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Originally Posted by Prometheus View Post
That's quite humourous. The hysterical outcry from some of the bike lane advocates (and the uncritical media that reported on it) made it sound as if Rob Ford was waging a war on all bicycle infrastructure in Toronto.
Gee, where would people get the idea that Rob Ford is a giant asshole who hates bike lanes.

"I can't support bike lanes. Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks. My heart bleeds when someone gets killed, but it's their own fault at the end of the day." - Rob Ford

As a downtown car driver I'm all for more bike lanes. I'm tired of idiot drivers swerving into oncoming traffic because they don't know where the edge of their giant SUV is in relation to the bicyclist they're passing. It happens several times to me every day.

There are two things preventing me from selling my car and riding a bike full time. 1) Terrible Vancouver drivers and 2) Terrible Vancouver weather. Bike lanes eliminate 50% of the problem. Maybe we can get covered bike lanes?

I'm glad some people can put up with that and allow for fewer cars on the road.
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