The tone of this article is overall positive, about what they’re doing in Buenos Aires as far as bike lanes… but the radio schtick (and stories of people getting creamed by cars) is a little too familiar.
A Mexico City radio commentator took to the airwaves recently to denounce bicycle riders, urging motorists to run them over. “These people think they are French or European. Well, let me tell you: You’re not French, you’re Mexicans,” said Ángel Verdugo, an economist who writes a weekly column in a Mexican newspaper. “That’s why I ask you drivers when you see one of these pests, run them over, don’t give them a chance, squash them. Maybe that way they will understand.” Mr. Verdugo was temporarily suspended by the radio station after the comments caused an uproar. He later said he was only joking.