Foot-in-mouth-disease strikes againFormer Obama senior advisor David Axelrod took to Twitter to express his confusion (at least I hope it's confusion and not condescension... never attribute to malice what can be explained by ignorance) about Chicago's new bike share program, Divvy.
Many helpful cycling Twitterians - what do you call people on Twitter anyway? - have tried to enlighten Mr. Axelrod. Here are a few of the 100+ replies that he got:
@davidaxelrod here in the Netherlands 16 million people (out of the 16 million) ride bicycles. All weather. Hardly ever with a helmet on.— Kirsten Verdel (@locuta) January 4, 2014
@davidaxelrod new york too. Get used to it, ancient car boy.— MichaelPrenezIsbell (@MichaelIsbell) January 4, 2014
@davidaxelrod Why such a dopey comment abt biking? Bike-share's big in NYC, some ppl use helmets, some don't. I ride in NY, always helmeted.— Philip Turner (@philipsturner) January 4, 2014
@davidaxelrod Over 500 cities around the world have bike share systems. It's quite normal. Have you been living in a shoebox?— Mikael (@copenhagenize) January 5, 2014
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