Really? Bike Lanes?
The majority of those who use the roads do so by using motor vehicles. They pay for those roads to by means of vehicle sales tax, tolls, excise tax, gas tax, registration fees, title fees and sales tax on vehicle maintenance. How is taking a portion such a vital infrastructure piece and giving to a fraction of the population who actually use bikes a democratic and fair use of taxpayer dollars? It’s not to say those who use bikes don’t deserve a safe place to ride but, lets be fully honest here, bike lanes have done nothing. They are a bandage on infrastructure that is already bursting at the seems because our government turned a blind eye as it systematically overpopulated the area for the sake of new revenue.
Have we really lost the ability to be honest about our transportation challenges? Your Cannondale isn’t a Chevy no matter how you pitch it. Yet, we just keep up this smoke and mirrors show and give the farm away to those who pout the most on social media or within public forums. At the end of the day, as a cyclist, you have as much skin in the game as a pedestrian when it comes to infrastructure. Fight with them for some sidewalk space or share a lane with us motorcyclists…..we need a safe place too. 😁