Thursday, June 25, 2009

"You were right all along..."

Anonymous writes:
"I'm a little overdue but I'd like to congratulate you on the vindication of your points by the EIR[on the Bicycle Plan]. You were right all along, and it was outrageous that it took a lawsuit before the City would actually do a real analysis of the impact of the Bike Plan. Great work. You're an example for people everywhere who put reality before ideology."

Yes, the city government is completely enthralled with what I call BikeThink, the ideology of bike people everywhere.

But being based in reality is not enough when you combat ideologues who a priori are in possession of the Truth. The EIR on the Bicycle Plan tells us that it's going to screw up traffic ("significant unavoidable impacts") all over the city, including slowing down Muni lines 9, 10, 12, 27, 30, 43, 45, 48, and 52. San Francisco is about to abandon the pretense of being a "transit first" city in favor of becoming a "bicycle first" city, elevating the interests of a small minority above the majority of city residents.