Thursday, November 18, 2010

"The progressive agenda is this"

"The progressive agenda is this."

John Murphy, the Bicycle Coalition's Bike Commuter of the Year, confirms my conclusion that the city's anti-car movement is the only issue city progressives have left, since they have either botched or been rejected by city voters on other issues.

If the anti-car movement, including the Bicycle Plan, is ever on the ballot---and city progs will make sure that it never is---city voters would reject it, too.

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At 10:09 AM, Blogger Mikesonn said...

Heaven!

 
At 11:09 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

I don't disagree with what this video says. I'm all for public transit. We have the basis for a much better one here in SF, if we can prevent you bike nuts from screwing up our streets. We also need to put a stop to wasteful boondoggles like the central subway and invest limited transit money in Muni.

 
At 11:18 AM, Blogger Mikesonn said...

I'm convinced your daddy never taught you how to ride a bike and you were picked on at school because of it. Those damn hipsters! And now they are trying to make everyone laugh at you.

 
At 1:16 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

And I'm convinced that you never learned how to construct a logical argument based on evidence. Your attempt to be clever is lame.

 
At 1:36 PM, Blogger murphstahoe said...

whatever you call it Rob, the people of Noe Valley came together to a meeting and voted overwhelmingly to put these things in. I actually voted against them ;)

Is Noe Valley Anti-Car?

 
At 1:53 PM, Blogger Mikesonn said...

I've said it many times. If you really cared about Muni as a viable option, you'd be fighting a ton of different fights then just bitching about "bike nuts" constantly.

You have called bus lanes a joke. You have also said Muni works just fine.

Both of those statements clearly show you have zero grasp on reality. You have an agenda to push and it's not making transit better.

 
At 2:03 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

You bike people always show up at meetings, whereas normal people don't. If you opposed the parklets on 24th Street, why am I getting all these messages from you about how they were moving through the process toward approval? Like this message in the Oct. 28 online Noe Valley Voice, complete with exclams to convey your excitement:

"The 24th Street Parklets were approved by ISCOTT (the Interdepartmental Staff Committee on Traffic and Transportation) today! They are permitted for a 6 month trial beginning in November. At the meeting the Parklets were supported by Debra Neimann from NVA, myself, Martha's Coffee Founder Martha Monroy, Supervisor Dufty's Legislative Aide Todd David, Louis Bryan, and Supervisor Candidate Scott Wiener in the form of his proxy, Gillian Gillett. As I mentioned before, they will be going in front of Martha's Coffee and Just for Fun. See you out there!"

 
At 2:07 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

My last comment was addressed to Murphy, not Mike Sonn's typically fatuous comment.

 
At 2:14 PM, Blogger Mikesonn said...

You aren't worth more then what I give you.

 
At 3:38 PM, Blogger murphstahoe said...

"You bike people always show up at meetings"

This is true - check out all the bike people ranting and raving at the meeting where the vote was taken.

"the Oct. 28 online Noe Valley Voice"

You owe an apology for slandering the Noe Valley SF Blog which has no affiliation with the Noe Valley Voice. If you are going to pontificate on neighborhoods that might as well be in China given your narrow geographic viewpoint, at least do a little research. Otherwise - stick to annoying the Masonic people.

Anyone with an ounce of savvy could figure out why I posted that message - hint: It had nothing to do with my excitement over the parklets. I'm guessing you are an ounce shy of an ounce of savvy.

 
At 4:23 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Yes, I underestimated the "savvy" of a guy who rides his bike 45 miles to work.

 
At 4:50 PM, Anonymous Dr Chobbley said...

Rob - if we could get rid of half the Muni stops in the city (at least half are outrageous and not needed) then we could add hundreds and hundreds of new parking spaces.

Then we could afford to lose a few building parklets like the one you see in that photo. Those parks (I believe you've seen the one on Divis) are FANTASTIC.

There is no question that they are good for business and good for the neighborhood, and just plain nice. Sidewalks are way too narrow in most of this city.

Let's make a win-win possible!!!

 
At 1:55 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Why don't we just get rid of all the bus stops. Then Muni buses could go really fast without having to stop for all those pesky passengers!

 
At 9:05 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why not just get rid of MUNI? It just gets in the way of cars.

 
At 9:16 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

More importantly, buses also get in the way of bikes. If we got rid of cars, buses, trucks, and emergency vehicles, people would have to use the best transportation "mode" of all---the bicycle! Oh how happy we would all be, riding our bikes between our graffiti-covered--I mean, "involuntary public art"-decorated----highrises, taking care to not run over the poor people who can't afford housing---aka, the homeless. Every day would be like Critical Mass!

 
At 9:06 AM, Blogger Mikesonn said...

A tourist who doesn't drive when he visits the city. I thought they all drove cars...

 
At 10:21 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

I've never claimed that "they all drive cars," just that, based on the information we have, it's fair to say that most of the 15 million visitors to SF drive to the city or rent a car when they get here.

 

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