Sunday, February 12, 2006


I didn't copy this piece from San Francisco in its entirety, so if you really want to read the whole, sordid, whiny mess, follow the link. At least he's not foaming at the mouth like this columnist in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review. That guy's a real loon, incapable of a civil conversation. I know, 'cause I tried. I've heard from friends that the paper is suitable for lining birdcages, though it may not be humane to subject a bird to that kind of abuse.

Saturday, February 11, 2006
No Right Turn: An Exchange

Of course this no-right-turn issue can be resolved sensibly. It defies common sense to not allow people to make a right turn from Market St. onto the new freeway ramp. But the larger issue is this: How do we achieve a sensible balance between cyclists and motorized traffic in the city? How far should the city go to accommodate a tiny minority of cyclists, since, according to the DMV, we now have more than 464,000 registered motorized vehicles in SF, not counting buses? ... Cyclists are taking up way too much room on the streets of the city on behalf of a transportation "mode" that will never be a serious option for an overwhelming majority of city residents. ...The end result will only be to snarl traffic in a relatively small city to provide questionable gains in safety for cyclists.

Voting to make the Bicycle Plan part of the General Plan with no debate and no environmental study is another example of the arrogance and the excessive influence of the bike people in SF.


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