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Bike agenda spins cities toward U.N. control, Maes warns

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From the Denver Post:

Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes is warning voters that Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper’s policies, particularly his efforts to boost bike riding, are “converting Denver into a United Nations community.”

“This is all very well-disguised, but it will be exposed,” Maes told about 50 supporters who showed up at a campaign rally last week in Centennial.

Maes said in a later interview that he once thought the mayor’s efforts to promote cycling and other environmental initiatives were harmless and well-meaning. Now he realizes “that’s exactly the attitude they want you to have.”

“This is bigger than it looks like on the surface, and it could threaten our personal freedoms,” Maes said.

He added: “These aren’t just warm, fuzzy ideas from the mayor. These are very specific strategies that are dictated to us by this United Nations program that mayors have signed on to.”

Maes said in a later interview that he was referring to Denver’s membership in the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives, an international association that promotes sustainable development and has attracted the membership of more than 1,200 communities, 600 of which are in the United States.

Denver became a member of the group in 1992, more than a decade before Hickenlooper became mayor. Eric Brown, the mayor’s spokesman, said the city’s contact with ICLEI “is limited.”

George Merritt, a spokesman for the Hickenlooper gubernatorial campaign, said the group’s goal is “to bring cities from all over the world together to share best practices and help create the kinds of communities people want to live and do business in. John Hickenlooper believes collaboration leads to smart decisions.”

Hickenlooper has often touted bicycling as an environmentally friendly and healthy way for people to commute to work and has said he hopes more people will do so.

Last week, Hickenlooper upset some auto dealers on the eve of a fundraiser when he lauded the city’s B-Cycle bike- sharing program at an event and asked: “How do we wean ourselves off automobiles?”

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8 replies
  1. Kevin Love
    Kevin Love says:

    One of the marks of a serious political party is that they expel mentally disturbed and/or delusional members who tarnish the image of the party.

    Once upon a time the Republican party was capable of producing great presidents, ranging from Abraham Lincoln to Dwight Eisenhower.

    I sincerely pray that those days come back. It is healthy for a democracy to have opposition parties that present a credible alternative to the current government.

  2. P.M. Summer
    P.M. Summer says:

    Maybe someone ought to tell Maes that the head of the League of American Bicyclists is a foreign national with a disguised accent, who started with Earth First! in the UK. What conspiracy?

    If it’s on the Internets, it must be true.


  3. Curly Suze
    Curly Suze says:

    Please don’t tell Maes about public libraries (book sharing!) and ZipCar. He’ll blow a gasket and start seeing commies everywhere.

  4. alexcopeland
    alexcopeland says:

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    needed that.

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