Saturday, September 12, 2015

Critical Mass London



You see a lot of the same behavior in London that we see here in San Francisco, not just blocking traffic but harassing/bullying individual motorists.

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10 Comments:

At 10:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So it's like how Masonic avenue is every day, especially rush hour, with cars.

 
At 11:02 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Actually, traffic on Masonic moves pretty well now. City Hall and the Bicycle Coalition want to put a stop to that by implementing that bike project. Unlike Critical Mass, what you don't see on Masonic is motorists deliberately blocking other traffic.

 
At 7:15 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

are you fucking serious? People speed on there constantly and the crosswalks are always blocked? How the fuck don't you notice that? Is your reverence to the almighty vehicle that high that you never notice any car infraction?

 
At 7:30 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

let me pose this another way: You believe the majority of motorist who drive along masonic abide by the 25 mile per hour speed limit, don't blow through red lights, give pedestrians the right of way, and don't block the crosswalks?

 
At 10:08 PM, Anonymous sfthen said...

A commenter posting as "Anonymous" wrote, "You believe (vehicle operators) "abide by the 25 mile per hour speed limit, don't blow through red lights, give pedestrians the right of way, and don't block the crosswalks?"

Is this person talking about bicyclists? Every day I can see bicyclists " blow through red lights, ignore pedestrians and block crosswalks" Why isn't this "Anonymous" person posting the rants on streetsblog? One never sees that name there. Weird.

Maybe this is one of those people who just moved here from the suburbs and wants SF to be like home. Probably loves Valencia Street, parklets, Burning Man and would've voted for Chris Daly if he'd just lived here then. You know, long ago, back in the early 2000s.

 
At 11:54 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Yes, it seems like a case of projection. I often cross Masonic Avenue on foot, and I've never seen any of the motorists' behavior Anon cites. What the bike zealots hate about Masonic is that traffic actually moves well and safely on this important regional North/South street, which is why they denigrate it by calling it a "traffic sewer."

The planned bike project will put an end to Masonic as a safe, efficient street.

 
At 1:05 PM, Blogger Mark Kaepplein said...

Well there is some justice against Critical Mass: http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/S-F-district-attorney-blasts-suspect-in-Critical-6497056.php http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2015/09/10/sf-bicyclist-accused-of-attacking-car-driver-with-lock-appears-in-court/

 
At 7:38 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You guys are hilarious, and didn't answer the question. Do you believe that most motorists on Masonic avenue obey the laws or not? It was a simple question.

 
At 7:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azCmxIxPLWo

Enjoy.

 
At 9:25 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

The Stanley Roberts video doesn't show any evidence that Masonic is dangerous at all. Nor do the city's numbers in its only in-depth study of Masonic.

"You guys are hilarious, and didn't answer the question. Do you believe that most motorists on Masonic avenue obey the laws or not? It was a simple question."

Yes, I do. The speed limit is obviously unrealistic, since few motorists observe it, and there's no evidence that that leads to accidents. The claim that Masonic is unsafe has always been bullshit, since there's no evidence for that. It's just the big lie the city and the Bicycle Coalition are using to justify implementing their dumb bike project.

 

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