Thursday, October 14, 2010

The Bike Lane Stays In The Picture!

Okay, so I don't have an actual picture since it's dark (and if I did, it would be lousy anyway), but take off your Literal Hat for a minute and stay with me.

Per today's Des Moines Register ("Lining Iowa Birdcages Since 1915"), the Ingersoll bike lanes are staying put. For those who aren't stalking me, Ingersoll and its wonderful bike lanes pass directly in front of The Cycle World Headquarters. Huzzah!

You may recall that not too long ago, I (selectively) encouraged my reader(s) to participate in a poll about the bike lanes. I can only assume that the groundswell of support that poured in from this very blog led to their preservation. So thank you, thank you all! (And note that in honor of World Standards Day, I am using the widely accepted definition of a groundswell: four click-throughs.)

Who says that expressing anonymous, possibly unfounded, and obviously self-serving opinions on the Internet can't make a difference?


Scott Loveless said...

But, but, but...those darn cyclists should ride on the sidewalk and have to get a license and insurance. Ooh! And pay a road tax. Yeah, taxes! And if I see one more of those scofflaws blowing a stop sign I'm gonna run the bastard over!

Jason T. Nunemaker said...

Wait, I know you! You're every person who comments about any story in the newspaper that happens to have a bicycle in it! :-)

Seriously, I can't believe these mouth-breathers sometimes... a cyclist will get hit by a car and KILLED, and the online responses (always anonymous) will look just like Scott's parody. "Well, obviously it's the idiot's fault that he got killed..." Sheesh.