This morning I took to the airwaves once again, and you can listen here:
The subject of this week’s show was parking, and my guest was Sara Lind, who is the co-secretary of Manhattan Community Board 7 on the Upper West Side, and is also running for City Council. Basically, the community board wants the Department of Transportation to study doing away with free parking in the district and instead implement residential parking, delivery zones, meters with surge pricing, etc., and of course a small but vocal group of people are losing their damn minds.
Hey, you know how boomers are about their cars:
Though who’s to say they can’t transition to bikes?
The above stills are of course from Jeep’s “Groundhog Day” Superbowl ad, which I’m not going to link to out of spite. I mean sure, it’s an entertaining commercial, and for whatever Jeep’s paying Bill Murray I’d gladly do a Superbowl commercial in which I repeat, “Bikes suck, go lease a Hyundai!” over and over again for 30 seconds while standing in front of a banner of Jeff Jacoby or Steve Cuozzo or some other bike-hating columnist and dressed like a clown. Still, I just don’t understand why he and his furry companion can rip around in a truck with no doors without wearing helmets, but they have to put them on just to ride bicycles slowly in the snow:
I wonder what pressure he’s running.
Finally, speaking of tire pressure, I got a flat on the way to the radio station today:
This is a very popular bike route and in the time it took me to change the tube *not a single rider* asked me if I needed anything. I mean sure, I did have everything, but it’s the thought that counts. Plus, the pathetic mini pump I was carrying was barely up to the task, and I might have availed myself of a loaner had one been proffered.
Funny how riders are happy to draft you, but as soon as you need something from them they just ride on by.
Aw, fuck it, I’m leasing a Hyundai.