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Bike Nation to Ford Nation: "We Just Want To Share"

by LiveModern Webmaster last modified Jan 04, 2012 02:14 AM
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Images credit Martin Reis Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was elected on a platform of "Respect For Taxpayers", but that hasn't stopped him from spending $400,000 of taxpayers money to rip up bike lanes that are purported to be slowing traffic. Last night, Toronto's Bike Nation turned out to demand some room on the road. More than a thousand cyclists and supporters rode up Jarvis Street to Toronto City Hall, chanting "We just want to share." As bike activist Dave Meslin said: There's a word most of us learned in kindergarten. It's called 'sharing." What we have behind us is called a complete street. Complete streets bring people together instead of dividing them. City Hall is trying to divide us and we're not going to play that game. ... Read the full story on TreeHugger






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