The Economist's R.H. Washington blogs, "I almost feel bad for the New Yorker's John Cassidy, who is currently being skewered by much of the blogosphere for writing a profoundly wrongheaded blog post bashing New York City's bike lanes. But it really is a doozy of a misstep."
Cassidy is a big supporter of the "lawsuit challenging a bike lane on Prospect Park West" and clearly has a beef with what he refers to as the city's bike lobby.
Cassidy writes, "I view the (Mayor) Bloomberg bike-lane policy as a classic case of regulatory capture by a small faddist minority intent on foisting its bipedalist views on a disinterested or actively reluctant populace."
A NYT blog takes the criticism of Cassidy's piece a step further, noting that his reasoning "mirror(s) the rhetorical tactics of the Tea Party".
Thanks to Len Conley