Wall Street Journal courageously takes on the totalitarian bike lobby

"The bike lobby is an all-powerful enterprise," says WSJ editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz

By Katie McDonough

Published June 3, 2013 4:03PM (EDT)

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Comic book villain Wall Street Journal editorial board member Dorothy Rabinowitz will not be silenced by the "all-powerful enterprise" of the bike lobby a moment longer. In a courageous interview with the paper, Rabinowitz advocates on behalf of the "majority of citizens of [New York City]" who are "appalled" by the new bike sharing program and its many attendant dangers.

Beyond leaving New Yorkers vulnerable to the whims of positively homicidal cyclists, a fleet of new bike racks have left New York's "best neighborhoods" absolutely "begrimed by these blazing-blue Citi Bank bikes," she says.

Think that's the very worst of it? Think again.

To find out more, just watch as Rabinowitz spends five minutes explaining how New York has never known a menace as great as a bike share program:


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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