Thursday, March 10, 2011

My name is Jonathan and I am a cyclist

Yes, the time had to come when I came out as a cyclist on this blog. The reason is the entertaining online kerfuffle resulting from John Cassidy's rabid and incoherent rant against a couple of Manhatten bike lanes in the New Yorker. Hilarious though Cassidy's article is, the putdowns here, here and here (and in the comments to JC's article) are even funnier. When the arguments against promoting bikes fall to such a pitiful level, it makes me fondly imagine that people cannot possibly resist cycle-friendly cities for much longer.

Then I bike to work in London and remember that there may not be an infinite amount of space for new roads, but there is something close to an infinite supply of morons with driving licences.