It's about anti-carism, not safety
|Photo by Mike Koozman, SF Examiner|
Letter to the editor in today's SF Chronicle:
Save the safe passage
So let me get this straight: People are saddened because a pedestrian was killed crossing Sunset Boulevard, a busy and dangerous six-lane thoroughfare in San Francisco. Yet apparently the same people want to eliminate the Fillmore overpass that allows pedestrians (and local traffic) to safely cross Geary Boulevard, a busy and dangerous six-lane thoroughfare in San Francisco.
Am I missing something?
Yes, Raphael, you're overlooking City Hall's relentless anti-car policies. When the city isn't preying on motorists as an important source of revenue to support its growing bureaucracy (see Homeowners: City Hall's ATM, by George Wooding), with the help of the Bicycle Coalition and Walk SF, City Hall is making it as difficult and expensive as possible to drive in San Francisco, even though that's a massive inconvenience to most city residents, will delay Muni lines, and, if continued, damage the city's economy.