An article was published in January of 2015 about the Koch Bros pushing to defund all transportation budget except for the automobile infrastructure. Please read the article:
And, if you live in a growing rural town like I do you can see that the Coal Rollers (folks with ridiculous lifted diesel truck with modified exhaust systems) pretty much run the town. This summer they spent millions ($$?) paving and then chip sealing our roads, heavily used roads, rather than investing in bike lanes (involves paint), sidewalk, or bike paths that are safe (our bike paths run along busy highways that have no physical barrier, just a 2 foot width of dirt).
What we need is more of this:
The problem isn’t necessarily just the Koch Brothers, it’s the mentality that an automobile is the exclusive mode of transportation in America (United States). Someone asked me how I got my driver’s license suspended since I only rode a bike between work and the store (my license is in great standing).
As he ate a bag of Oreos. From the drivers seat of his truck. Towing a motor boat.
Environment be damned! Let’s pollute the whole damned planet. If you ride a bike you’re clearly a criminal!