Must Reads: P.J. O’Rourke on bike lanes

P.J. O'Rourke sprinkles some metaphorical tacks into the national bike lane.

Wall Street Journal: Humorist sprinkles tacks in our bike lane

Humorist P.J. O’Rourke famously went off on bicyclists in Car and Driver magazine with his essay, “A Cool and Logical Analysis of the Bicycle Menace,” which was included in his 1987 book “Republican Party Reptile.” Now, in The Wall Street Journal, O’Rourke is at it again with a critique of bike lanes titled “Dear Urban Cyclists: Go Play in Traffic.” Writes O’Rourke: “(B)ike lanes are just the beginning. Soon we’ll be making room on our city streets for scooter and skateboard lanes, Soapbox Derby lanes, pogo-stick lanes, lanes for Radio Flyer wagons (actually more practical than bicycles since you can carry a case of beer—if we’re still allowed to drink beer), stilt lanes, three-legged-race lanes, lanes for skipping while playing the comb and wax paper, hopscotch lanes and Mother-May-I lanes with Mayor Bloomberg at the top of Lenox Hill shouting to the people on Park Avenue, “Take three baby steps!”