A blog about cars in Aberdeen.

This is a blog about cars in Aberdeen because most people aspire to the convenience of personal motor transport, pay dearly for the privilege, provide much employment, contribute greatly in taxes, and then people expect them to ‘leave the car at home’, while their money is spent creating cycle lanes and the like for freeloading cyclists.

Monday, 17 January 2011

Please Don't Ride Your Damn Bike on the Street

Fellow travellers over at antidooring.org. Like us, these guys understand that more cars on more roads is the only way to enhance business productivity and overcome current economic problems, and that cyclists are, dog-in-a-manger-like, the major barrier to the achievement of this aim.

Sign their "No Bikes" Pledge:

Each of us can play a part in helping address dooring and other problems associated with the use of public streets by bicycles. Show your support by taking the "No Bikes" pledge:
As a bicyclist, I pledge to stop riding my damn bike on the street.
As a motorist, I pledge to drive my car on public streets and not on dedicated bicycle tracks. I will offer rides to my cyclist friends to make it easier for them to kick the bicycle habit.
As a citizen, I pledge to educate my friends who own bicycles about the pernicious effects of bicycle riding, and I will encourage them to avoid contributing to the dooring problem by walking or using public transportation instead.

Splendid. Let's all get behind antidooring.org and their beautiful vision for our cities!


  1. I can't believe this shit. Obviously the way forward is to facilitate drivers and cyclists to coexist safely by creating more bikelanes and -crossings. More cyclists means less cars, less carbon emissions (and cleaner granite buildings - see what I did there?), less congestion, less accidents. I'm saying this as someone from the Netherlands who's become fairly aquainted with the Old Aberdeen - beach - Union str. triangle.

  2. We don't want less cars, we NEED MORE.
    So, these carbon emissions which you say are bad: What about the carbon emissions caused by the manufacture of too much high visibility clothing and cycle helmets? Eh?
    And congestion: Well, everyone knows that it's the buses and bus lanes which cause congestion. Bus lanes should be abolished immediately allowing traffic to FLOW, *that* will reduce congestion.
    And dirty buildings, well, according to our friends at www.aberdeen-info.co.uk "by the time the AWPR is built [in 2012] new car tailpipe emissions will almost certainly be nothing but pure water".
    (This assertion suits our agenda, so we're happy to go blindly along and agree with it. Unquestioningly)
    Water-producing cars of the future will help wash down buildings as the environment loving drivers of Aberdeen Cars speed past on their way to create economic growth in Aberdeen "City and Shire"
    Pushbikes cannot say that!