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JK’s comment in Another Very Bad Week to Ride a Bike in NYC:

Mayor Bloomberg found the time to endorse Joe Lieberman.

I would like him to find the time to make some simple expression of concern and sympathy for those cyclists killed and seriously hurt in the last week.

There is a great deal of harsh public rhetoric aimed at cyclists for irresponsible behavior. It is important that the mayor regularly remind everyone that cycling is good for New York, we want more people to ride, and reassure us that he cares and that the city is working for safer streets.Bureaucrats take their cues from their boss. When they see harsh new police rules being proposed and crackdowns in Central Park, it sends them the signal that cyclists are a nuisance and they deserve what they get.

Comment by JK  August 11, 2006 @ 1:35 pm

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