Friday, June 14, 2013

Another Bicycle Coalition employee boards the gravy train

Meet Rachel Kraai---appearing at 054 in the video---who also used to work for the Bicycle Coalition and now works for the city at the Public Utilities Commission. Readers of this blog may recall that we've met Rachel before. From a post about a 2008 Bicycle Coalition demonstration on Masonic Avenue:

Rachel Kraai, speaking for the SFBC: "There is an overwhelming consensus in the community that Masonic Avenue does not work for any of its users...Intersections along the corridor continue to menace pedestrians, bicyclists, and drivers---particularly known safety hazards such as the Fell-Masonic intersection."
None of that is true, as I pointed out at the time. Subsequent city studies have shown that Masonic Avenue isn't particularly unsafe for anyone, particularly considering the volume of traffic it handles every day. Ditto for the Fell/Masonic intersection. Did Kraai know that what she was saying was untrue? Hard to tell what zealots know when they utter their falsehoods.
While she was spreading misinformation for the Bicycle Coalition, Kraai earned other mentions in District 5 Diary here, here, and here.

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At 4:28 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is a job with the PUC a "gravy train" - it's not like she has stock options or is in high finance. Chances are her salary is below the median

At 10:37 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Bullshit. I bet she's making close to six figures now, plus the lavish benefits that now accompany city jobs.

At 4:52 PM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

Besides, the real issue is packing city agencies with anti-car, pro-bike zealots who are pushing a complete redesign of our streets on behalf of a small minority of cyclists.


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