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City councilor to dead cyclists: it's your fault!

Earlier this week the TTC was chastised heavily (and rightfully so) for launching an ad campaign that blames the ridership for delays in the transit system.

This morning, the blogosphere radar is beeping loudly with another foot-in-the-mouth, better-back-paddle move related to our transit woes.

This time, city councilor Rob Ford made a big-time boo boo when speaking about bike lanes, essentially blaming cyclists themselves for being killed on our streets. YIKES!

"I can't support bike lanes. Roads are built for buses, cars, and trucks. My heart bleeds when someone gets killed, but it's their own fault at the end of the day."

-Rob Ford, Toronto City Councilor

The quote, which first appeared in an article published by the Toronto Star, was picked up by bloggers and powerblogs like Raise the Hammer, The Accordion Guy, and Boing Boing. And it'll spread.

Care to rephrase that, Mr. Councilor?

(filmtastic photo by .natalie)


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