Monday, May 14, 2012

Beyond Chron joins the bike lemmings



For years Randy Shaw and Beyond Chron ignored the anti-car bicycle movement. Shaw was even bewildered when the bike people tried to scuttle a development on Market Street he favors. Before last week's Bike to Work Day piece, the last thing I remember Beyond Chron publishing on bikes was way back in 2006, a hand-wringing piece about Healthy Saturdays in Golden Gate Park. Odd that the latest piece revisits David Chiu's trip to Europe in 2010, when he consulted those clever foreigners about how to force people out of their cars here in the benighted US.

Shaw evidently wants to keep his prog credentials in order, especially since a member of his favorite ethnic group is now taking the lead in the movement to screw up city traffic on behalf of cyclists. Funny how people in China are abandoning bikes and getting cars even as the bike movement tries to get people in the US to adopt a peasant transportation "mode." Still wondering how much Chiu's trip to Europe cost city taxpayers.

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3 Comments:

At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How's that working out for China?

 
At 3:56 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is true. Bike Mode share in China has dropped to .0001%

 
At 3:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will be assimilated...

 

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