NOPNA betrays the neighborhood
After supporting both the Fell/Oak and the Masonic Avenue anti-car bike projects, the folks at NOPNA are now trying to mitigate the damage those projects---eliminating more than 250 parking spaces---will do to the neighborhood. Both projects (see this and this) were based on phony "safety" claims from the Bicycle Coalition and the MTA:
The North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association, in conjunction with the Alamo Square Neighborhood Association, has recently submitted over 300 signatures for a petition to establish a new Residential Parking Permit Zone (EE) in the neighborhood.
This petition was the result of a number of drivers (no pun intended):
The loss of parking due to the recent safety upgrades on Fell and Oak
The potential loss of parking from future safety upgrades and traffic calming on Masonic
The increase in number of RV-type vehicles parking for extended periods along the panhandle, with the appearance of people living in them
The increasingly[sic] difficulty residents have expressed in looking for parking close to their residences.
|Michael Helquist, one of NOPNA's "friends,"|
after he fell off his bike