Tuesday, February 11, 2014

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?

Raphael Stricker, 
San Francisco

Rob's comment:

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.

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