Colorado Republican gubernatorial candidate Dan Maes says a Denver bicycle-sharing program could threaten people’s “personal freedoms” and is an attempt by the United Nations to control cities.
Maes says Denver’s B-Cycle program is “bigger than it looks on the surface.” Maes made the comments at a rally last week. He was criticizing Democratic Mayor John Hickenlooper’s initiative to increase bicycling in the Denver through a bike-sharing program. The Denver Post reported Maes’ comments Wednesday.
Maes’ campaign says he was trying to point out that an international group that Denver belongs to has extreme views on global warming. Maes is facing a primary challenge Aug. 10 against Republican Scott McInnis. The winner will face Hickenlooper in November.