I greatly admire Mikael at Copenhagenize and David Hembrow at A view from the Cycle Path. I think their advocacy for bicycle culture and safe infrastructure and cycle parking at railway stations is smart and sensible. I used to feature on David’s cycle blog links, and it sent me lots of traffic, and I thank him for it, but I’ve been removed, because I like electrics too much. It’s his blog, and I still like it, and it isn’t that much poorer for not linking to mine.
Both Mikael and David don’t like electrics. Wassup with that? Aren’t we all supporters of better, safer off-road cycle paths, and safe places to park our bikes. It’s a bit like in the Life of Brian where the People’s Front of Judea and the Judean People’s Front don’t get on too well these days.
This picture comes from this post comes from Copenhagenize, and I think Mikael has started some friendly trash talking:
I’m not much of an artist and I could have done a better job in the Gimp than Windows Paint, but I’ll take up the challenge:
Some day I’m going to write in full why bicycle advocates, who personally don’t want any electric assistance on their bicycles, should embrace the electric bicycle and its place in the urban and suburban fabric, but for now I’ll just sloganeer:
and I know I stuffed up the bike logo on the blue path with a no smoking type symbol rather than a back wheel, and you can diss my artistic abilities all you like, but:
Take that Colville-Andersen.
Wellington outranked Copenhagen as a livable city according to a recent Mercer poll. I know it’s a croc, real cities have bikepaths.