REPORT FROM TIGER MOUNTAIN (64): NANNY STATE NONSENSE - UNUSED BIKE LANES


In this episode of the Report from Tiger Mountain, Richard Wolstencroft continues his series on nanny state nonsense. This time he focuses on bike lanes that are supposed to make the city greener and cleaner, but instead simply force cars to stay on the road longer and push up the amount of pollution.

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  1. this is agenda 21, they are doing the same garbage over in the great lakes. its all urban planning BS by the liberal cultists

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    1. they are planning for when all the plebs have to bike to work when gas is outlawed in their utopia and only inner party memebers can take their electric cars from their high rise hedonism chambers full of instagram soylent green furnature post-women to their bureaucratic job where they send emails about how racism is endemic in the inner department for protological citizens human resource coordination

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  2. The proper urban bike transport solution for dense areas would be separate infrastructure for bikes, such as elevated bike viaducts. Xiamen, China, has an example. If bike demand isn't enough to justify such physical infrastructure, then it's probably not enough to sacrifice critical street space either.

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  3. Bike lane politics in the US are a good example of the shift towards a kind of "anti-infrastructure" paradigm in urban cosmopolitan political economy and political culture. Rather than build new physical infrastructure to boost capacity for all modes of transport (and all urban social niches associated with each mode of transport), "zero-sum" dynamics are imposed where the bike's gain is the delivery van's loss. In related news, did anyone here catch the Washington Post article some weeks back?
    "Some people close to the White House said they feel that the emphasis on major physical infrastructure investments reflects a dated nostalgia for a kind of White working-class male worker."

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2021/03/29/biden-infrastructure-taxes-spending-plan/?fbclid=IwAR0UCwmzUSQqTQU93H5EBYroRH3JN8NoG83lhuPfT1pLaAWMwn91TYGw8Lc

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    1. They hate industry and infrastrucure now, yet rely on both ever more and to be ever more complex and rapid to function. It's just like when you hear these green virtue signallers talk about how people must make sacrifices while they have their summer and winter homes, sports car, private plane, comfortable big homes, etc. and expect the vast majority to "sacrifice", when if these virtue signallers believed what they claimed they did they should be living like stone age cave men rather than the high life and waiting for the majority who have far less to give up what little they have.

      Add to that their totally selective eyesight which refuses to see that most the pollution increases and demand on resources comes from the double whammy of massive population booms in the third world and the demand to live higher qualities of life in a Western fashion instead. So the West gets told they have to meet ridiculous targets while the rest of the world pumps out pollutants, expands demand and consumption and increases their population so fast it will make any Western cut backs meaningless.

      When you no longer have a culture that celebrates the survival and success of your own people then this is what happens. You cannot even justify continuing and can only wither (while so few who would advocate ending the lives of the Westerners wouldn't do such to themselves first).

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  4. This is done because of lobbying groups being pleased by government who wish to be seen to be doing something. This is easy for governments as it is spending other people's money again and then they can tick a green box and the lobbying groups in turn think they have saved the planet somehow. Same reason the government passes endless new laws and revisions of them even when the issue was already covered by law anyway. It's easier than actually doing something like governing properly.

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