Get this cranky old guy out of the spotlight already

August 27, 2008 at 6:20 am | Posted in biking | Leave a comment
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Cyclelicious has a bit on Rob Anderson’s appearance on National Republican Radio‘s Talk of the Nation phone-in show today.  Apparently they lobbed him some softballs about how annoying, arrogant and dangerous most bicyclists are.

Yakota Fritz of Cyclelicious describes part of the broadcast [agrees with Paul’s assertions in previous thread’s comments]: “Noah Budnick noted that current research that shows accommodating different transportation modes is not a zero sum game, like Anderson claims, but that traffic demand is elastic. Case after case shows that when commuters are given alternatives, they’ll make use of those different modes. Anderson was then allowed to respond; he sneered a little about transportation ‘experts’ — you could almost hear the quote marks in his voice — and expressed his distaste toward experts and planners who shove their design paradigms down the throats of the public.”

It makes me feel dirty and strange to have all these sinister motivations applied by Anderson and his ilk to what started off as a way to lose weight, be perkier and save gas money.


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