Comment 32995

By A Smith (anonymous) | Posted August 22, 2009 at 16:28:32

arienc >> The car has brought us many wonderful things,

Have bikes contributed as much to the world as cars/trucks have?

>> Those are the people who surveys have shown will come out in droves when facilities are convenient and well-designed.

If the city spent money on a free amusement park, I bet a survey would show that these same people would come out in droves. Is that a good reason for spending taxpayer dollars on an amusement park?

>> I am part of the 1-2% of the public who is confident and enthusiastic about cycling.

Exactly. There is only about 1-2% of the population that sees cycling as anything more than a hobby. If that's the case, why should the city spend taxpayer money on creating bike lanes for people who don't really care if they cycle or not?

The best thing to do is to start tolling city roads, reduce taxes and let the people who use the roads pay for their upkeep. In this scenario, there would be far less traffic on the roads, more space for dedicated bike lanes and the most dangerous thing that cyclists would have to confront would be the toll to use the road.

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