Cyclists take over City Hall
This letter to the editor appears in this morning's SF Chronicle:
Are bikes taking over City Hall?
I wanted to comment on the City Insider column "Bike riding to get boost" (June 19) on spending upwards of $600 million to expand bike lanes and make other improvements to make riding more comfortable for riders.
Don't get me wrong, I ride too on occasion and don't hate bikes. But I thought the Municipal Transportation Agency was crying that there was no money to fix Muni even after jacking up parking rates and Sunday meter times. How can they find this kind of money for what is a small yet vocal minority to make things "more comfortable"? What happened to the mantra "Transit First"? Bike riders don't even pay registration fees or gas taxes to help fund the improvements San Francisco has made so far. Seems like the SFMTA is becoming more and more of a shill for the Bicycle Coalition.