Comment 33952

By frank (registered) | Posted September 21, 2009 at 14:05:35

I listen to CHML, I also listen to other stations, and read online news, and read onlinepolls, visit cities, and I THINK!!! The problem isn't the medium, it's that some of the people listening or reading accept as factual what they hear or read without thought.

Use of hyperbole in Scott's statements was rampant - using words like "demanding" or stating that because you want a proper cycling infrastructure you're saying that no cars are allowed on the road is typical of the fear mongering taking place on the opposite side of the debate. What they don't realize is that it's quite possible, in many locations, to make smaller lanes (which slows down traffic - a good thing) and incorporate a bike lane.

I also don't think Scott's listeners are all supportive of his arguments (I for one am not) but I happen to agree with the title of Ryan's original article, talk radio rants are no place to promote a personal opinion on such a topic.

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