News Business & Policy Agenda 21 Update: Why Bike Lanes and Small Apartments Are All Part of the Plot By Lloyd Alter Design Editor University of Toronto Lloyd Alter is Design Editor for Treehugger and teaches Sustainable Design at Ryerson University in Toronto. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Lloyd Alter Published July 16, 2012 Updated October 11, 2018 10:04AM EDT CC BY 2.0. Lloyd Alter Share Twitter Pinterest Email News Environment Business & Policy Science Animals Home & Design Current Events Treehugger Voices Lloyd Alter/CC BY 2.0 After I did my roundup of the people and the groups behind the Anti-Agenda 21 movement, a commenter noted that I didn't mention Rosa Koire of Democrats against UN Agenda 21. She claims to be a civil rights advocate, pro choice, pro gay marriage, but says Agenda 21 transcends party lines. She explains why bike lanes are a problem: Bikes. What does that have to do with it? I like to ride my bike and so do you. So what? Bicycle advocacy groups are very powerful now. Advocacy. A fancy word for lobbying, influencing, and maybe strong-arming the public and politicians. What's the conection with bike groups? National groups such as Complete Streets, Thunderhead Alliance, and others, have training programs teaching their members how to pressure for redevelopment, and training candidates for office. It's not just about bike lanes, it's about remaking cities and rural areas to the 'sustainable model'. High density urban development without parking for cars is the goal. This means that whole towns need to be demolished and rebuilt in the image of sustainable development. Bike groups are being used as the 'shock troops' for this plan. That's why we wear helmets. We're shock troops. New York City Planning Department/Public Domain For similar reasons, Agenders are not impressed with New York Mayor Bloomberg's proposal for micro apartments; The globalist design for micro-apartments is being championed by New York’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg. These “studio and one-bedroom apartments” will be no bigger than 275 to 300 sq ft. These tiny living spaces are smaller than currently allowed by building regulations, according to a statement by Bloomberg’s office; however the zoning regulations will be waived in over to construct the first of many compact pack ‘em and stack ‘em housing model in the city-owned area of Kips Bay. The intention is to construct an area in NY that accommodates restricted housing space, eliminates car use in favor for walking and bicycling and promotes mass transit. Herding the expanding population into dense areas with smaller living spaces will instill the new class of poor and obligate their psychological transition toward accepting the Agenda 21 megacity concept . Another site that I will not link to notes: Sustainable development under the United Nations’ Agenda 21 calls for restricted housing space and the elimination of cars in favor of walking, bicycling (imagine that during a New York winter), and mass transit. I know quite a few people who bicycle all winter; imagine that.