43 Responses to Wall Street Journal Slams ‘Totalitarians’ Behind ‘Dreadful’ Bike-Share Program That Has ‘Begrimed’ NY CityYou probably think that bike-sharing programs are a modest, environmentally friendly way to give people another option to the fossil-fuel-based car culture that dominates our major cities.
For the Wall Street Journal, though, it is a program designed by “totalitarians,” which has “absolutely begrimed” New York’s “best neighborhoods,” all “so that New Yorkers can feel that they are in Paris and London.” Yes, Mayor Bloomberg is a Euro-socialist dictator! And bikes are so much uglier and dirtier than taxis and parking spots.
Here is WSJ editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz being interviewed by a WSJ staffer who together repeat just about every anti-bike myth imaginable on New York City’s new bike-share program.
It is chilling to believe that any member of that uber-elitest editorial board actually believes “I represent the majority of citizens of the city.”
The myths in that interview have all been debunked by Business Insider (here), most notably that the program has been “sneaked under the radar” — what with “159 public meetings” and “230 private meetings with officials, property owners, and others.”
Let me just add that Washington, DC has had an identical — and very successful — Bike Share program since 2008. But then everyone knows we have been taken over by Euro-socialists.
Or maybe it is Rupert Murdoch’s Wall Street Journal that has been taken over — by the pro-pollution crowd:
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