Saw this article in the NY Times with the headline "Activists fight green projects, seeing UN plot"
Evidently some members of the far right loony wing of the Tea Party have decided that bike lanes are a UN plot to overthrow the US government and ultimately "TAAAKE AWAAYYY OUR CAAAAAARS!
Yeah, I don't know about you, but how often have you received communications from the UN saying that we should advocate for better and safer bikes lanes so that the UN can take over the world? Personally I think the UN can barely run a peacekeeping mission successfuly, let alone the world.
I do understand that since the 50's when public space was chopped up and handed to drivers on a plate they've gotten accustomed to have the run of the place, and that they see any minor inconvenience (like slowing down and waiting to pass) as a violation of their "rights" But I have a right to safe operation on the roads too, and I don't get that from the UN, I get it from US law.
I have to wonder if the recent bike-punitive transportation bill from the House springs from this far right meme that green initiatives or progressive transportation measures are signs of the "socialist apocalypse"
If so, I think that a bunch of legislators need to adjust their tinfoil beanies.