Rob Ford, the famously anti-cyclist mayor of Toronto, Ontario who rants about the entitlement and privilege of the bicycle elite in Canada’s largest city, apparently is frequently caught breaking the law as he drives his Ford Escalade SUV.
Jack Lakey is “The Fixer,” a Toronto newspaper columnist who uses his bully pulpit to get things done. After he lectured Toronto cyclists to follow the rules of the road last summer, “cyclists unleashed a firestorm of fury in emails and comments posted to our online columns” writes Lakey.
When bike activist James Schwartz invited the Toronoto Star columnist to ride with him, Lakey accepted and, to his surprise and delight, enjoyed the ride.
The driver of a stolen SUV attempted to run down a pair of officers patrolling on their bikes, say Toronto police. The officers had to jump out of the way of the speeding vehicle. Police used a dragnet involving more bikes and police cruisers to find the stolen vehicle and the driver, catching him after a brief foot chase.
Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake are spotted riding bicycles in Toronto the other day.