Sunday, July 10, 2011

Bike dude now in charge of screwing up Masonic




A bike guy has now been put in charge of the plan to screw up Masonic Avenue. That's not surprising, since the movement to jam up traffic on Masonic has always been led by the bike people and high on the agenda of the Bicycle Coalition. Javad Mirabdal, who led the effort until he retired, didn't dissent from the claim that Masonic represented some kind of safety problem for everyone, even though the powerpoint presentation he brought to the first community meeting on screwing up Masonic showed that it was a lie.

The plan involves taking away all the street parking on Masonic between Geary Blvd. and Fell Street to make bike lanes, which means that the city will no longer be able to create an extra lane during commute hours to deal with the traffic: more than 32,000 vehicles a day and more than 12,000 passengers a day on the #43 bus. The project will cost $18 million, but no expense is too great for the city's ongoing jihad against motor vehicles, since we're talking about religion here. And it will probably be done in time for the additional traffic generated by the opening of the new Target store in the old Mervyn's location at Geary and Masonic.

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2 Comments:

At 11:36 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is it with "Shah"s and bikes?

 
At 9:06 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great choice! Thanks for keeping us informed on the City's amazing track record on this project!

 

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