Monday, April 16, 2012

Tell City Hall: Leave the Panhandle alone!


Neighborhood residents have an opportunity to oppose taking away street parking on Fell and Oak Streets to make bike lanes designed to make "cyclists more comfortable" riding their bikes on those streets. Note that the poll---here's a link to the poll---claims that it's about safety, even though, as I pointed out last week, there's no real evidence of a serious safety problem in the area. It's all about making cycists feel comfortable---and taking parking spaces away from those wicked "death monsters," aka cars---even though nearby Page and Hayes Streets are well-suited for cyclists to access the Wiggle from both sides of the Panhandle without making life more difficult for local residents and visitors who have to park on the street. 

Take the poll and tell the MTA and City Hall to leave the Panhandle alone. This project, which panders to the Bicycle Coalition and a small minority of cyclists, will make traffic and parking worse in the neighborhood.

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17 Comments:

At 1:02 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

RPP! RPP! RPP!

You can't talk about parking in this neighborhood until there is RPP!

 
At 1:04 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Yes, I can. Fuck RPP.

 
At 1:22 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Look, another entitled driver who thinks society owes him a place to stash his cage.

 
At 2:56 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

The Residential Parking Permit program, like parking meters on Sunday, is more about extracting money from drivers---more than $9 million in the last year---than it is about parking.

 
At 3:28 PM, Blogger Mikesonn said...

The Residential Parking Permit program, like parking meters on Sunday, is more about extracting money from drivers---more than $9 million in the last year---than it is about parking.

Now that is a new low on stupid comments. If it was about extracting money from drivers, it's cost would be more than just covering the cost of administering it.

 
At 4:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

extracting money to do what?

 
At 5:12 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

It costs $9 million to administer the RPP program? Wouldn't surprise me, since City Hall is full of overpaid bureaucrats doing things the public doesn't need or want done.

 
At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's state law. You really need to learn to do some homework.

 
At 6:58 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

State law requires SF to overpay people to perform tasks that the people of San Francisco don't necessarily want done? Hard to tell what you're talking about.

 
At 9:26 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are 450,000 registered cars in SF. 9 million is only $20 per car. Bargain.

 
At 9:38 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Except that there were only 70,889 residential parking permits issued in the last year.

 
At 11:51 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That means 369,000 of them are not paying their fair share.

 
At 1:23 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

We're talking about the Residential Parking Permit program and why taking in $9 million a year isn't enough to run the program.

 
At 2:31 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

because 9 million is not enough to deal with 450,000 cars. QED.

 
At 3:04 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Look, moron, if you can't focus on the topic being discussed, you shouldn't comment. Maybe I should have some compassion for you bike guys with reading disabilities but I don't.

 
At 4:16 PM, Blogger Michael Baehr said...

That's so strange. I live in the neighborhood and I'm in favor of the bikeways.

I guess the only people in the "neighborhood" are the car-owning minority.

Good to know who constitutes the "neighborhood" in Rob's eyes.

 
At 4:22 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Yes, Michael your bike nut credentials are in good order. Since the city is again doing what you and your fellow nuts want, is it okay if the rest of us have our say?

 

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