[*BCM*] bad news and good news
goannego at gmail.com
Fri Aug 14 09:19:32 EDT 2009
This article was in the editorial/letters section of the Boston Globe.
Why write here, where the audience you want to hear it most certainly is
not? Why not write a letter/article of your own in response and send it to
2009/8/14 Peter <gh3451 at yahoo.com>
> I dare any of these fools to ride w/ me for one night and then criticize.
> I work a midnight shift in town and I've given up riding in on Friday and
> Saturday nights. I estimate 40% of those in the cages are over the limit on
> alcohol and I've had too many near misses and one bad hit too many. When
> riding the only real defense is a good offense and I make no apologies for
> If and when ANY of the goddam traffic laws are enforced in this city I'll
> gladly go along. If this Globe author is observing red lights while driving
> he is in a distinct minority. The last time I came to a complete stop at a
> stop sign while driving I was rear-ended hard enough to get whiplash.
> It's funny how the Globe is criticized for being too liberal when elite
> snobbism is their real problem.
> --- On *Fri, 8/14/09, jb fentner <symboliceon at hotmail.com>* wrote:
> From: jb fentner <symboliceon at hotmail.com>
> Subject: Re: [*BCM*] bad news and good news
> To: "BCM" <list at bostoncriticalmass.org>
> Date: Friday, August 14, 2009, 2:32 AM
> and, really? licenses for cyclists? i'd be all for it, despite the fact
> that riding recklessly has saved my ass more times than i can count, but
> let's look at how the law already states that you can't ride on the
> sidewalk.. and how many folks are going to tell me to "get off the street"
> this year.. and how the author of this article clearly doesn't have any
> awareness of that law. can any of you really imagine one cyclist backing up
> traffic twenty deep in the longwood medical area? hell no, the traffic
> congestion there is almost always like that no matter what unless it's,
> like, sunday morning. i spent years commuting from mission hill to brookline
> via longwood and the only problems i ever caused were occasionally freaking
> out drivers by passing them. if anything, during the school year, students
> who just blatently cross the street without looking for cars or bikes should
> need licenses for walking as i'm pretty sure they cause more congestion than
> any of us.
> and the bit about how drivers never do anything stupid? are we KIDDING!?
> christ, most drivers around here don't even use their turn signals and even
> when they do there's a very immediate debate going on in my mind of: "do
> they even know right from left? do they have any idea where they even are
> right now?"
> i wanna wash this author's hybrid, make it all shiny with that 'new car
> smell' and then stab them in the face just to make a point about how it's
> not the cars any of us have a problem with, it's the fucking assholes who
> can't handle yet can't stop driving them.
> i need a cigarette now.
> > Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 22:53:37 -0400
> > From: dimitrik at gmail.com
> > To: list at bostoncriticalmass.org
> > Subject: [*BCM*] bad news and good news
> > More bike hatred in the boston globe:
> > On the bright side, Boston will be getting bike sharing in the spring:
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