Seattle Bike Trails and Agenda 21

There’s a local hub-bub in Seattle.  It’s all about bikes.  The director of the Cascade Bicycling Club recently resigned the position he’s held for 8 years to join the mayors staff as an “advisor” on Bicycle Policy- annual salary  $95,000 !  
When local news channel KOMO TV wanted to question the mayor about it, they tried to contact him at public events and his home .  He was not pleased and sent out an email to the media.  The story has generated 217 comments to date, mostly unfavorable to the mayor and disgust with the city’s preoccupation with The Bike Plan that disrupts traffic and business access and costs millions of dollars — all  to build miles and miles of bike trails.    Seattle is not alone in this.  It’s going on all over Western Washington.  
Naturally, I had to put in my 2 cents worth in the comments.  It resulted in a very interesting exchange:
LTG:  This Bicycle issue was all started by former Mayor Greg Nichols to comply with the “sustainability” requirement of the Kyoto Agreement. Check out the City of Seattle Bicycle Plan —- It may be a pain in the a$$, but, It’s a Big Deal! Treaties have consequences.
https://www.seattle.gov/transportation/docs/bmp/final/BikeMasterPlanCOMPLETE.pdf 
JET:    The United States did not sign the Kyoto accords….. There is no treaty and no obligation.  Seattle has no legal ability to sign a “treaty” with anyone.
LTG:  I agree with you completely. However, in 2007 Greg Nichols cited compliance with the Kyoto accords as the justification for the City of Seattle Bicycle plan. It’s all related to the Rio agreement the UN calls Agenda 21 that Bush, Sr. signed in the early 1990s. It mandates all the “sustainability” crappola that isn’t proven to work and costs a fortune. Read the pdf file link in my comment. It’s all laid out there. Kyoto Protocol references are on pages 9, 26 and 85 of the 174 page plan.
Also, Seattle and King County are members of ICLEI that is the local component to implement all the Agenda 21 “sustainability” mandates. Google ICLEI and see what they have up their sleeves. City by city and county by county, it’s all being implemented on the backs of the taxpayers. Each time a local government meets a target, they get a wall placque and a banquet. LOL! We are so screwed!
JET:   I work for a fairly large city in Washington. I’m a manager of an enforcement agency within that city government. Our city is about as green as green gets. Every initiative that comes before the mayor or city council is filtered through how green it is. Frankly, while I support some of the reasonable sustainability measures, the vast majority are worthless “feel good” items that simply drive up costs with very little benefit other than fitting into the “green” agenda.
Our city is partners with Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma and a couple of others in adopting a “green” building code. The group of cities is calling itself  The Cascade Collective.      The intent is to force an energy conservation code that’s far more restrictive than what we currently have and what we currently have is the toughest in the nation.
So look out. If these cities have their way, you’ll soon be paying a toll on every major roadway you drive on unless you’re on a bicycle. You’ll be living in a 600 square foot condo next to a bus stop that will take you to the main bus line that will take you to another transfer and after a few hours, you’ll eventually get to work. This is the vision of the large cities around Puget Sound. They’re implementing it as fast as they can get the laws changed to do it.
Welcome to the Cascade Collective, comrade.
~LTG

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Wow….didn’t he just agree with you? (spooky)

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There it is…Gerald Celente said these “parties”. they act like they hate each other in public, then in private, they have a drink, and make deals…

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“You’ll be living in a 600 square foot condo next to a bus stop that will take you to the main bus line that will take you to another transfer and after a few hours, you’ll eventually get to work.” No wonder left/libtards called Detroit a “model city,” that sounds like living in the ghetto… probably complete shopping for re-dated milk at the overpriced corner convenience store, rabid gun control toward anyone law-abiding and lousy police response if they not too “overwhelmed” to show-up. This is the “rest of the world” that left/liberals feel guilty about American exceptionalism from and… Read more »

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A L E

I love the bike trails around Seattle. I’m more physically fit than ever due to being able to safely ride around all the time. If you don’t like it, you can always leave this state. We don’t like your conservative sort around here anyway.

Dave
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Dave

Right, A L E,
That freedom and liberty thing is such a bitch, isn’t it, comrade?
-Dave

Dr. Eowyn
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You’re missing the point. No one’s stopping you from riding your bike and become oh so “ain’t I lovely” physically fit. The point is why you and cadres like you seek to impose this collective plan on everyone else. The United States was not founded as a socialist or communist state. It is “your commie sort” who should leave.

Dave
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Dave

Eowyn,
LOL – Well, he could just wait until we show up in the middle of the night, jerk him out of bed, frog march his red behind to the nearest airport, and hand him a one-way ticket to the illiberal left’s land of milk and honey.
That would be North Korea. 🙂
After living on a diet of boiled tree bark and roots for a while, maybe he won’t think so ill of freedom-loving Americans.
-Dave

Dr. Eowyn
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Dave,
It continues to be a mystery to me why the Left still pant after communism, when the Marxist “experiment” had failed everywhere it’s been tried in the world.
Wasn’t it Einstein who said “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results”?

Dave
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Eowyn, It’s really all just about power and control. Modern liberals (as opposed to the rapidly vanishing classical variety) have an inherent desire to control most or even all aspects of the lives of others, as they have deluded themselves into believing that they alone know what it best for the “unwashed” masses. They believe they can do communism (which is a natural draw for them) better than those who came before, because they have deluded themselves into believing they are so much “smarter” than their predecessors. Only problem is, they are too stupid to recognize the fatal flaw that… Read more »

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My name is Bill Ascherfeld. I am not hiding behind 3 letters. I am 76 yrs old and can still ride my bike. We have some “bike lanes” in San Diego too. Not very many, Thank GOD! They are as usless as Elephant ears on a jackass. I grew up in Washington D.C. and rode my bike DOWNTOWN. I had a great time. Needless to say, there were NO BIKE LANES then, and I was still safe, as long as I stayed where bikes are supposed to go. I grew up, and, though I can still ride a bike, I… Read more »

DCG
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You love the bike trails? Great. Notice how you don’t comment on the fact this bike czar is unqualified as a transportation advisor and makes an absurbd amount of money for doing nothing more than promoting an agenda. You must be a member of the Cascade Collective…

Dave
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Steve,
Whaddaya wanna bet that A L E’s parents were among the thousands upon thousands of other Bay Area residents who packed up and fled north to Oregon and Washington State in smoke-belching VW buses and Volvos to escape the increasingly confiscatory taxes that they themselves voted for?
-Dave

A L E
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“LOL – Well, he could just wait until we show up in the middle of the night, jerk him out of bed, frog march his red behind to the nearest airport, and hand him a one-way ticket to the illiberal left’s land of milk and honey.”
You try that and I’ll stick my shotgun to your temple, pull the trigger , and spread your brains all over my nice new wallpaper job… Bring it.

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Bingo, A L E.
You just won the boobie prize of getting kicked out of this blog, for violating our “no threats of violence” policy. The police in Annapolis, Maryland, will be notified.
Such charming tolerant pro-diversity open-minded warm-and-fuzzy people you lefties are!

Dave
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Dave

Wow, some people just can’t take a joke, can they?
Sheesh.
-Dave

DCG
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I doubt you own a shotgun commie…
sorry I missed this post while I was out of town. Mayor McScwhinn shows his true colors as does libs…

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Only a libtard could endorse gun control, hang wallpaper, and threaten violence with a handgun. Do they inhale airplane glue or drink koolaid?

Dr. Eowyn
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Well observed, Zorro! ALE and the Left are just a bundle of contradictions.

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If these cities have their way, you’ll soon be paying a toll on every major roadway you drive Hey, that would be a first! Motorists paying the full cost of the roads they dominate. For all of this talk about “marxism”, “socialism”, and “liberals” you guys seem to have forgotten that the auto industry in the U.S. is state subsidized, that all the roads you drive on are paid for by all tax payers (yes, even the ones that don’t or can’t drive), and that your entire system of highways and suburban tract housing is more deeply subsidized than even… Read more »

DCG
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DCG

The auto industry is subsidized as are many other industries. What’s your point? The roads are paid for by all taxpayers? Well you better check your stats as to how many people in the US really pay taxes. Betcha it’s not a number that is as high as you believe. Bicycling is relatively fast? Give me an effen break. How long do you thing it would take me to ride from Bothell to downtown Seattle, then change and appear appropriate for showing up on the job? Cars do have their place. In my driveway and on the road. Guess you’ve… Read more »

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Susan

Wow, reading this, I feel “they” have already won!! it is not about Liberal or Consrvative! we are being purposefully divided that way. Then,as Americans, we totally go down the tubes and I also see nothing Christian about making all these horrible comments. Car pollution is NOT the problem! carbon Dioxide is NOT the problem! the problem is we only have enough known reserves of oil to get our global population thru the next 50 years! the idiots on earth assume all of our natural resources are bottomless! well, oil is NOT! and Fracking is a horrible thing. Try making… Read more »