(Cartoon: Sydney Morning Herald)
Here we go again!!
Our illustrious Lord Mayor is clearly having a definitive impact on urban transport and the users of 'traditional motorists' territory' because the "Car Brigade" are out in force with their standard manoeuvres:
* fraternising with pretend cyclists (always a goodie!)
...you name it! - their fear is palpable - they are so scared!!!
According to the "Car Brigade" not only is Clover going to 'obliterate traffic' (OH NO!) she's going to 'choke traffic' too!!!!! (NOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!)
It's brilliant - I'm so excited!!!
But my most favourite bit of the case for the prosecution is in the closing address where Clover's cycleway network is declared:
"fatally compromised by the reality of a hilly, busy, higgledy-piggledy city with narrow little lanes and too many people who actually have to get places to make a living"
WOW!! amazing! the prosecution has scored an 'own goal' by actually high-lighting the pressing reasons for our Lord Mayor's current transport plan:
* too many people
* higgledy-piggledy city
* narrow little lanes
* need to get places
* need to make a living
Clover, not only are you're gaining ground, you're pulling away...by at least half a canvas already!!
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