Empty Bicycle Stand


I don’t know, do you call that thingy in the sidewalk there a bicycle stand? You know, where you lock up your bike. Anyway, no matter — I thought this whole scene sort of came together nicely for a neat photograph. It was very very cold on this day back in the winter. I think this might have been taken on my second outing with Mauro. Speaking of bicycles, did you know that our city flushed $70 million taxpayer dollars down the toilet on bike lanes in the middle of the worst economic crisis in recent history. It wasn’t a crisis for them, however, since they simply raised taxes to cover the cost. Then raised them some more. And more again. And rinse and repeat. So what’s the results? We now have rarely used bike lanes, particularly in the winter, installed at a time when the city was and still is on the verge of bankruptcy. The good news is that we now hold the record as the number one city in all of North America for traffic congestion. The congestion of course adds to our smog problem immensely. So who’s responsible for this environmental catastrophe? Our one and only Mayor Miller the City Killer. Thankfully he won’t be running in the next election, for fear of being ridden off on a rail. I am literally counting the days until he’s out of office. Okay, rant off. 🙂

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4 Responses to Empty Bicycle Stand

  1. Mauro Metallo says:

    Lovely, Dave… Simply a stunning architectural shot, as expected from you, anyways…
    As for Miller…Well: I guess surviving through him will make us Torontonians immortals…

  2. lynnwiles says:

    I think this is a very strong shot, the massive modern steel, the older building in the background and the dwarfed bicycle stand thingy.

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