Monday, May 14, 2012

Residents Will Not Participte In Bicycle Events Until Streets are Repaired

Hello, Yupette,

Regarding "Bike to Work Week" we have been invited to participate in this event but the streets in our neighborhood are simply too broken and potholed for us to consider riding bicycles until the streets are fixed. We've e-mailed messages to the Arlington County Board and Arlington County Manager asking them to fix the streets first, before any more is spent on sports, recreation, and entertainment.

Best,

Ted

22204

21 Comments:

At 14 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

About time we stopped going along with every special interest group that's all out for itself at our expense.

 
At 14 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree. Cracked and broken streets are too dangerous for bicycles.

 
At 14 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

send e-mail to countyboard at arlingtonva dot us and countymanager at arlingtonva dot us

 
At 14 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where are the soccer moms who should better?

 
At 14 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Trolley rails are death traps for bicyclists.

 
At 14 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No fooling, check out the complaints from Portland bicyclists.

 
At 14 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

FYI, Fi$ette drives his Prius everywhere all the time, except on Bike to Work Day.

 
At 14 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever happened to Mountain Bikes? Especially those with independent suspension on both wheels.

 
At 14 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Biketards are taking over Arlington's crumbling streets on weekends and charging us $40 to ride over them. In our own neighborhoods.

 
At 14 May, 2012 , Anonymous K.L. said...

Biketards = Yuptard Boyz + $2,000 Yuptard Toyz.

 
At 14 May, 2012 , Anonymous fairgrrl said...

So Libby Garvey has finally consented to having her Fairlington street repaved, depriving her favorite non-profit - Organ Donation of America - of customers. Way to go Libby. Tough choice. Good call.

 
At 14 May, 2012 , Anonymous Whoz a Biketard? said...

Macho Macho Man,

I Wanna Be a Macho Man,

Macho Macho Man,

I Gotta Be a Macho.

 
At 15 May, 2012 , Anonymous T.Y. said...

Macho Macho Man,

Run Every Red Light That I Can

I Wanna Be A Macho Man

 
At 15 May, 2012 , Anonymous Lance Spandex said...

Red light? What red light? No red lights around here. Oh, THAT red light.

 
At 15 May, 2012 , Anonymous Pike Rider said...

Pave S. Buchanan Street in Barcroft and I'll ride a bicycle in Barcroft.

 
At 15 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dump the entire County Board, starting with demanding that Fi$ette retire and pursue a new career as a sports, recreation, and entertainment consultant.

 
At 15 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever watch that classic bicycle movie "Breaking Away"? The Lance Spandex aka Guido Campagnolo types were around 35 years ago and were just as obnoxious as today.

 
At 16 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County is spending $1.6 million to refurbish a dog park. Streets around the dog park are crumbling. I won't vote for any incumbent. All they care about is funding special-interest sports, entertainment, and recreation programs and projects.

 
At 16 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

County spent $2 million for a tiny public park / plaza at Penrose Square. Including $450,000 for public art. Pike needs repaving. Building expensive public plazas is what's important to them.

The Rust Belt (where Fisette, Hynes, Garvey, and Zimmerman grew up) is full of crumbling infrastructure from the manufacturing era 50 years ago. They are taxing, spending, and borrowing just as their parents did. They are clueless that the borrow-and-spend-for-warfighting era is about to end for our region.

 
At 16 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone who is 27 years old and does not have health insurance and is earning $24,000 a year from a junk job Zimmerman et. al. created on the Pike is injured in a bicycle accident, who pays for that? We do.

 
At 16 May, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

If someone is injured in a bicycle / streetcar rail accident, who pays for that?

 

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