27 October 2010

Road "Justice"

You're going to love this...

RoadJustice.ca.

Does the thought of an angry motorist driving about the city taking photos and filming whilst behind the wheel make the city a safer place? Hardly. Does Angry Motorist's congratulations to Toronto's new mayor Rob Ford give him street cred? Nah.

We recommend Angry Motorist hook up with this chap in Montreal and buy one of these.

12 comments:

Txell said...

it sends shivers down my spine...brr...

scruss said...

I like the way that, for these people, "taxpayer" = "car owner". Cyclists clearly don't pay taxes.

And for a wee bit of hilarity, the captcha for this comment was "prole".

Brandt said...

Like someone else said, looking at this site sends shivers down my spine, especially when I saw that they want cyclists to be licensed and insured.

The people behind this site don't understand that whole point of reducing traffic lanes and adding bike lanes is to discourage them from using their cars so much. The more convenient the infrastructure is for cars, the more they'll use it, which is exactly what we don't want.

Duncan said...
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Duncan said...

I love that the banner image is a photo of a car jam...

bentguy said...

This guy ran a poll for a while as our city argued over installing a protected bike lane downtown on Hornby street. I didn't see the poll on the site the last time I looked but it was overwhelmingly in favour of the bike lane the last time I checked (which was in line with how the majority of Vancouverites felt) even though he used very slanted wording on his question. We did finally vote to build the 3 million dollar bike lane (now under construction) which will connect up with previous lanes. Slowly but surely.

bikeolounger said...

I keep trying to view the whole thing from their perspective--the perceived delays, safety concerns, et cetera, that anti-cycling folks always trot out when they rabbit on like this guy. Despite that I (sometimes) feel bad at causing motorists a large delay in their travels, I'm really not able to do so to the extent this group has taken it.

@Brandt: I think they do get that it's about making car use inconvenient. They have the idea that it SHOULD be far more convenient for cars than for anyone else. They cannot fathom how having a community be more pedestrian- and cyclist-friendly is better for the community, just as I cannot fathom having a race track go through downtown (or my subdivision, for that matter).

canadianveggie said...

Luckily "road justice" doesn't have a lot of support. They retooled their facebook page to hide the number of supporters, because it only had 30 (including 1 lame city councillor who still pretends to support bike lanes). They also removed the poll on their website that showed 80% of visitors to their site were in favour of the newest separated bike lane here in Vancouver.

SteveL from Bristol Traffic said...

We in Bristol Traffic welcome this new blog and agree with his opinions. All cyclists are tax-dodgers! We don't even trust pedestrians either, and think they should be made to wear coloured clothes to indicate whether they are an expense to the state (future expenses likely to be higher than predicted earnings) or a possible benefit, so you can decide whether it's OK to run them over.

However, we are worried they may be some kind of satire. We shall ask them for cross linking to see if they accept us.

Etienne de Briquenell said...

No wonder there are "unsafe bikers" in the gallery: there's a crazed wingnut in a car taking snaps of them while driving.

voony said...

notice how the "unsafe" cyclist could be pictured as well as as "chic" one not at odd on this website,

the Montreal video celebrating cyclists there is also very similar to the one used by the road 'justice site, to despise cyclist in Vancouver !

I have written a post on these odds at http://voony.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/road-justice/

Ryan said...

Looks like people are sending this guy a lot of emails:

http://www.roadjustice.ca/news/57-our-apologies.html