Pedal power gone bad
Seattle Mayor Mike McGinn should be happy that the residents of his city seem to have taken to heart his call for more people to ride bicycles. Unfortunately, one of them decided to steal McGinn’s wife’s bicycle to pedal for a greener future.
On Feb. 23, McGinn borrowed his wife’s bike to ride to work, only to have it stolen from a city garage, according to the Associated Press. “I know I’ve been encouraging people to ride bikes more, but I didn’t mean u could `borrow’ my wife’s bike w/o asking,” he said in a post on Twitter the day of the incident.
McGinn, a former Sierra Club leader, frequently commutes by bike and often rides to events and meetings. He is a strong advocate of making Seattle more cycle- and pedestrian-friendly. McGinn’s spokesman says the mayor borrowed his wife’s bike because he recently donated his own to a charity.