Today, the double standard is in full effect.
Go Transit was criticized online (surprise!) for suggesting that people can take their bikes to Niagara on the train, and then enjoy visiting wineries.
This is obviously promoting drunk-cycling, right?
Does the Niagara Tourism Board get flack for encouraging people to drive to Niagara and visit wineries? Is that promoting drunk driving? Obviously not, because only cyclists break the law. (that’s sarcasm)
GO Transit apologized Wednesday for creating a miniature flurry of online criticism after social media users objected to the transit company’s apparent endorsement of biking under the influence of alcohol.
A May 10 Facebook post promoting GO’s summer train service to the Niagara region encouraged visitors to enjoy local wineries “responsibly and on two-wheels,” by travelling aboard GO with their bicycle. Subsequent user comments derided GO for its tacit approval of intoxicated biking and advised wine tasters to take a taxi back to their hotel instead.