News Aug 1, 2012 at 4:00 am

They Say That Under McGinn, Seattle Is "Slipping Behind" on Cycling Improvements


"powerful"?? Lol. First they fake their graphs by making the line go down even when the number goes up, Fox News-style, and by leaving out years when the funding goes up. Then they use the 4% number even when that is an inaccurate sample. I support bicycling and the education side of CBC but their advocacy side is a bunch of idiots.

That's so laughable. I second c'mon girlfriend. I think 97.2% of Seattleites would argue that 2% of the transportation budget towards bicycles is already on the high side. See, I can use fake numbers to make a point, too!

I'll say that as McGinn becomes more of a centrist after getting kicked around for numerous issues (viaduct, police, biking, etc.), I actually respect him more and have risen to a 20% likelihood of voting for him again (up from 0.1% last year).
Centrist in relative Seattle terms, of course.
McGinnis afraid of the teabaggers who hate bikes because they don't use oil. Vote for a mayor who will tell the whining teabaggers to pound sand.

Forward ever backward never.
The Cascade Bicycle Club will remain neutral, in what will be a vain effort to limit the political damage from their close association with the guy. When McSchwinn is crushed in 2013, the interpretation will be that he was a bicycle bitch. The next mayor will definitely get the message.
Give the bike people whatever road improvements they want, just get them off the sidewalks. It is time for Seattle bicyclists to grow up and ride in the street like responsible adults.
The Cascade Bicycle Club obviously are positioning themselves away from the candidate who they see as having no chance at winning. The only way they gain power again is to give themselves the opportunity to support a more viable candidate after McGinn goes down in the primaries.
Maybe McGinn could fire his $95,000 a year bike czar and use the money for road improvements.
I'm sure the Stranger would argue that paying Hiller $80k a year to get on his knees in the back of the mayor's town car and suck McGinn's cock is an essential city service.
Maybe bikers should get off the roads unless they are willing to pay for them.
Oh the old money rich seattle bicyclists. Stop poor commuters! slow down crowded buses! a rich lawyered up bicyclist is creeping and wants to play!

How about bicycle lanes on I-5?! Please!!!! In fact lets send all the bike lanes to the freeways so they don't come back and slow down buses and drivers who can barely make ends meet. it's a myth that people who drive have money. Most of the commuter drivers here are living desperate miserable lives of paycheck to payday loan to eviction notice, while this 'club' is buying politicians and making the life of the poor even more hell.
@10, Cyclists DO pay for the roads. I believe you are under the sad impression that gas and other car taxes/fees pay for public roads. This is not true. Approximately 4% of said taxes/fees pay for public roads. The rest is paid for by property tax, the general fund, etc. Also, a good percentage of cyclists own cars as well. Furthermore, it is inarguable that bicycles cause much less wear and tear on asphalt than motor vehicles do. Motor vehicles cause us to spend drastically more money on roads than if more people used public transit, walked, or cycled.

@11, I understand your argument. I'm certainly a wage slave myself. If you have the CHOICE, ditch that money pit and liberate yourself from your car. You can drop that membership to the gym as well, you'll be exercising on your way to work. And shit, you might actually see your city from outside the box (on wheels).
I was a big McGinn fan and hoped we'd see some improvement in bike/ped/transit infrastructure. We haven't. I'm not voting for McGinn again, unless someone really worse runs (maybe Burgess). I'd vote for Nickels over McGinn this time.

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