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Old 02-14-2014, 07:25 AM   #4290
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NY lawmaker says no one should ever ride a bicycle OR a motorcycle in his county

This guy is quite the piece of work…

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A member of of the local legislature in Suffolk County, N.Y. does not want anyone in his community riding bicycles.

Legislator Thomas F. Barraga (R) shared his views on biking in a Jan. 29 letter to a teenager whose mother was injured while riding a bicycle.

"My personal feeling is that no one who lives in our hamlet or for that matter in Suffolk County should ever ride a bicycle or a motorcycle," Barraga wrote in the letter, which was first reported by Newsday. "I cannot tell you how many constituents over the years have told me that they are taking up bicycling for pleasure and exercise. I have told them not to do so but they usually do not listen."

Barraga went on to claim "90 percent" of the people who told him they were "taking up bicycling" were subsequently "hit by an automobile."
full story here;
http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewir...er-no-bicycles
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