Neal Patel boards the gravy train
Another Bicycle Coalition employee follows Andy Thornley onto the city's gravy train. And the "Amazing" Neal Patel will be working in the Livable Streets Program---you can't make this stuff up---where he will be in a better position to push the city's "improvements" on Polk Street that he's been writing about on the Bicycle Coalition's blog: Separated bike lanes are "the right option, the only real option," etc.
By packing the MTA with bike people, Ed Reiskin---a bike guy himself---can better implement the Bicycle Coalition's agenda and pursue City Hall's war on cars.
The Bicycle Coalition's announcement:
Saying Farewell to our Amazing Planning Director, Neal Patel
It is with a combination of sadness and excitement that we bid farewell to our outstanding Planning Director, Neal Patel. After six years, Neal is leaving the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition to work at the SFMTA, where he will be working on a number of bike, pedestrian and traffic calming projects with the Livable Streets Program.
Neal will be greatly missed by our staff and countless members who got to know him through his leadership on crucial and challenging projects like Fell and Oak street, Polk Street and Masonic, as well as countless bike riders[sic] that he led for our members. While sad for us, this is great news for San Francisco. Neal will bring his knowledge, diplomacy and passion for bicycle and pedestrian improvement projects to the City, where he can help make great change to our streets. Come say farewell to Neal at Golden Wheel on June 20, his last day.
Want to follow in Neal’s dapper footsteps and become a part of the SF Bike Coalition’s passionate Program team? We’re hiring for two positions...