Business Owners Respond to ANC Commissioner’s Photo Making Offensive Gesture Against Bike Lane Opponents – NBC4 Washington
A plan to put bike lanes along Connecticut Avenue is causing controversy once again, after a newly elected ANC commissioner posted a photo making an offensive gesture to a sign against the lanes in front of a D.C. business.
On election night, Commissioner-elect Hayden Gise tweeted a since-deleted picture in front of Brothers Sew and Vac with her Advisory Neighborhood Commission colleagues giving the middle finger. The caption said: “The ANC 3C Majority has something to say – we’re doing bike lanes. F’ the ops.”
Jose Ventura has worked at Brother’s Sew and Vac for 30 years. Over the last three decades, repairing vacuums and running the Cleveland Park store, he’s seen a lot of changes along Connecticut Avenue.
Now he says bike lanes will suck the air out of their business by blocking foot traffic.
“They’re going to take away all of the parking that we have on the main street,” Ventura…