Michigan TV Station: Bikes Are Strange. Buy a Chrysler!

Check out this "news of the weird" item from WJRT-TV in Flint, Michigan, on last week’s DC bike-share debut:


Not all that surprising, we suppose, on a news site where the day’s top-ranked story is "End of the line for GM’s 3800 V-6." And the station’s view of cycling gets less strange after the jump.


  • I love how they say “… and be a transportation alternative.” in this sort of awkward way like “alternatives” are some kind of strange thing from Europe. Ha! What could be more American than having the freedom to choose from a wide variety of transportation options? Only a bunch of commies would have everyone locked in to just one mode of transportation with no choices and freedom… um… -wait.

  • Michigan’s car-centric economy is based on a form of transportation that peak oil will make obsolete. Those folks will eventually need to switch over their assembly lines to trains and bikes. Don’t laugh — after all, GM is already a major bus manufacturer.

  • Braddy

    Only in the proud, proud state of Michigan – home to Detroit, the U.S.’s other 3rd world city.

  • Andy B from Jersey

    I’m sorry but American cars, for the most part have been behind the the curve and obsolete from the moment of production since the 1970’s.

    I make a point to try to buy American (which is becoming exponentially more difficult with ever passing year) but I would never consider buying an American car. I’ll stick to driving my 15yo VW about 3000 miles every year.

  • It is kinda pathetic what they think is Bizarre



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