Some interesting bits and pieces from the web:
This article in the New Yorker made my blood boil. Basic Premise: "How dare we take away free parking for suburbo-tourists to provide safer bicycling facilities. Bicycling was scary and dangerous when I did it as a crazy kid, and bikers will always therefore be a lunatic fringe of (humorless) losers"
A great (and to my mind humorous) point by point dissection of that article here.
A more laid back BSNY takedown
A more pointed response by Felix Salmon
There are monied interests in Park Slope Brookline who are using their influence to try to lynch NYC DOT and its visionary Commissioner Janette Sadik Khan and stir up anti- bike sentiment in their effort to remove a bicycle lane that they claim was imposed by fiat. Said bike lane was actually requested by the community and developed through a lengthy public process that these important people were too busy to actually attend, so they're surprised and shocked when change actually arrived, and are doing their best to roll it back through a lawsuit.
From my vantage in Boston, it's like watching an awful car crash in slow motion. I'm not sure what to do but be horrified, and be afraid of such a backlash here.
On a lighter note, if you're a Mad Men fan like me, you might enjoy this PSA promoting highspeed rail (No John Hamm or Christina Hendriks sadly)
Finally, a meeting tonight at Maria Baldwin School at 7Pm to discuss Mass Ave master planning from Porter to Arlington