May 26, 2009

Repost: Brains's "Mayors"

Brains's Post "Mayors" over at Car-Free USA is so good I'm going to re-post the entire thing right here.


Mayor Boris Johnson is a big proponent of "cycle super highways," a plan that would increase the number of bicycle-only lanes in London. On one of the rides specifically intended to scope out possible super highway routes, the mayor and two transport ministers were nearly killed by a truck driver. The footage was caught on CCTV.




In other news about mayors, the dialog below occurred recently at a bar on Mission Street.

Me: Did you hear about Berkeley's mayor? He gave up his car.

Other: Pssht. He's only carfree three days per week and only from 9-5, while his wife is away in her car.

Me: Oh.


This is related to an earlier post about the mayor of Berkeley going carfree. I want to cite a proper source for the information, but I can't find one. The Bay Area has a rumor mill. Currently the rumor is that mayor Tom Bates received a lot of publicity for "going carfree" when all he did was sell his old car. Can anyone back this up? Have I been spun?

(Originally posted at Carfree USA here.)

3 comments:

Brains said...

Thanks! You'll have to report back on the pedestrian friendliness or pedestrian hostility from Bucharest to Bulgaria, OK?

So, are the rumors about the mayor true? I wanted to go to Berkeley to find out for myself. But like George Bluth, Sr. on his annual pilgrimage to Berkeley, I always get sidetracked.

Brains said...

Oh wait that was Oscar Bluth.

EssÄ…n Dragone said...

You are like Oscar Bluth. Afternoon Delight.