Laws are for the unwashed masses, not political elites like New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.
The mayor’s SUV parked in the bike lane and blocked it while he worked out at the Park Slope YMCA on Saturday, and TV writer Doug Gordon didn’t appreciate it.
Mayor de Blasio, please tell the driver who takes you to the Park Slope YMCA not to stop in the 9th St bike lane. Your convenience does not outweigh other people’s safety. pic.twitter.com/pzUQwvrKKf
— Brooklyn Spoke (@BrooklynSpoke) February 10, 2018
“Mayor de Blasio,” Gordon tweeted Saturday morning, “please tell the driver who takes you to the Park Slope YMCA not to stop in the 9th St bike lane. Your convenience does not outweigh other people’s safety,” he wrote about the incident in Brooklyn.
De Blasio brags on his campaign website about the bike lanes he’s creating around the city:
Under Mayor de Blasio, the Department of Transportation has added more than 150 miles to the city’s on-street bicycling network, including 36 miles of protected bike lanes.
Funny he didn’t say anything about them doubling as convenient parking lots.
De Blasio certainly wouldn’t be the first to flout traffic laws for his own pleasure.
“Six hundred dollars — that’s how much a haircut costs at Bergdorf’s here in New York City,” Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade said of Hillary Clinton’s visit in March 2016.
“That’s where Hillary Clinton was yesterday and while she got her hair cut, witnesses say her four-vehicle entourage blocked traffic for blocks,” outside the upscale retailer Bergdorf Goodman.
One witness tells the New York Post, “Hillary’s entourage was blocking traffic early this morning, and waiting as Hillary got her hair done before heading up to do an event at the Apollo Theater in Harlem.”
According to the paper, Hillary gets her hair done “at the John Barrett Salon by John Barrett personally,” and in addition to the $600 it costs for a cut, it’s another $600 for color.