Rocco Rossi came out swinging today in his anti-bike rant: "(Rossi) promises to ban future bike lanes from all arterial roads plus review those which already have been built on major roads." (Globe)
"Jarvis has to be stopped." he told reporters.
So, we're talking Bloor and Jarvis, etc. Nice.
On January 8, George Smitherman made a similar statement:
"And on the so-called "war on the car", Smitherman said while he supported cycling, he didn't want to see Toronto's continued implementation of the Bike Plan impact on other forms of transportation.
"What I've noticed is that there are quite a few divisions around here," he said.
"This notion of the conflict between the car and the bike - I think the obligation we have is to understand that the inefficiency associated with gridlock is a serious climate challenge. I'm interested to be a leader of a city that makes it easier to use bikes. At the same time, it's my obligation to try and build a greater consensus around an integrated transit plan, without fostering the idea that one form of transportation is being played off against the other."
Two wheels good. Four wheels bad. Got it?
I particulary like Pantalone's 'give and take' approach as far as bike and cars are concerned.
Seems to me cyclists in in town have been doing a lot of 'taking' as in doors, sideswipes and hits from behind. As for the others, Smitherman won't even comment and Sarah Thompson's staff is looking into it'. Sad, none of them even get it.