Friday, January 16, 2009

at least they have a mayor who actually RIDES a cycle

an overseas listener to my radio show sent me a link to this story. i don't quite know what to make of it. now, hands-down, the mayor of london, boris johnson, is a bit of an eccentric gent. terribly rich and all that. but he CHOOSES to commute by bike. that is good.
this story is an expose showing him riding through SIX red lights and failing to stop at a zebra crossing [a pedestrian cross], and something about "mounting the pavement."
six red lights? this is GREAT!
and yet the paper is trying to make this out to be some sort of scandal. ENGLAND, for pity's sake.
i'm confused. what do you make of it?


gpickle said...

So long as there is no semen on that bike or wmd's in his water bottles I think he's good to go! At least he would be if he live here...

the mostly reverend said...

as a former member of the board of directors of the iowa bike coalition, i give this opinion extra credence, sir.