City of Los Angeles

This week The Stu Pitt Award goes to ...

The City of Los Angeles

for being so out of touch

In the midst of the worst economic times since the Great Depression, here is what the City of Los Angeles is spending time and taxpayer dollars on ...

"Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa recently signed the Los Angeles Master Bicycle Plan into law, the city took a major step toward achieving that goal.

The plan, which was unanimously approved by the L.A. city council, lays out an ambitious goal of implementing numerous new bicycle friendly policies, increasing the number of bicycle parking facilities and, most importantly, installing 1,302 miles of new bicycle ways."

1,302 miles of bicycle lanes. Brilliant. Just what L.A. residents and taxpayers need. With the unemployment rate currently at 11.8% (July 2011) people in L.A. need jobs, not bicycle lanes!

Congratulations to the City of L.A. This week, for your stupid legislation which makes bicycle riding more important than creating jobs, you deservedly earned the Stu Pitt award.