Monday, April 25, 2016

Where's the story?

Updated graph will show a sharp 7% 2015 dip

Still waiting for stories in the SF Chronicle and SFStreetsblog about the bicycle count report that showed commuting by bike in the city declined by 7% in 2015 compared to 2014.

Their silence is conspicuous. Could it be that those two publications find the declining count so unacceptable that they refuse to report it? (The Examiner had a story by a reporter who evidently relied on the MTA's press release and didn't read the report.)

Recall that neither Streetsblog nor the Chronicle did any reporting---not even a mention---of that UC study several years ago showing that the city had a radically flawed method of counting cycling accidents (the Examiner also ignored that story). 

The only news to be reported must conform to the city's "progressive" consensus?

Not surprising that the Bicycle Coalition went with the MTA's big lie without mentioning the 7% decline in the count, but they are a special interest organization and don't pretend to be journalists.

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