- “Hahaha… I just stole your bikes!”
Prominent Washington, D.C., politician Barack H. Obama, angered that New York City (which he visited this morning to give a speech at Cooper Union in which he made fun of bankers) was seeded higher than his little town on Bicycling Magazine‘s list of the most bike-friendly cities in the Union, requested that all bikes along his motorcade route be clipped and removed—presumably to be planted conspicuously on streets in D.C. to skew future bike-friendliness studies (or, maybe, for fear that they somehow posed a security threat).
According to ThisIsFYF, the NYPD was more than happy to comply (because they are also bike-haterz, you know?), cutting locks and loading bicycles into a truck without posting advance notifications or telling confused bike-less cyclists on the scene what would happen to their disappeared vehicles. Happy Earth Day!