Last week, the Chicago Tribune published another anti-bike commentary from John McCarron.
As with his past commentaries, we were treated with a flood of ill-informed opinions about people biking, protected bike lanes and the “free ride” bicyclists get.
Unfortunately, he continues to promote the common myth that people biking don’t pay their fair share of road costs — which is false.
In response to McCarron’s commentary, we sent the Tribune a letter to the editor.
Sadly, the paper decided not to run it. So we’ve published it here for you to enjoy.
To the editor:
The September 8 column “Bike lanes give cyclists free ride at expense of drivers, urban planning” by John McCarron...