Monday, July 15, 2013

MTA on the Wiggle: "Motorists" are the problem, not cyclists

A reader writes:


The MTA has joined forces with the SF Public Utilities Commission to make The Wiggle more green. They had an open house June 11, 2013.

On page 5 of the presentation:

"Motorists who drive through the neighborhood---rather than to a local destination---can cause congestion on residential streets, detracting from the neighborhood feel. Furthermore, on a street that is otherwise nice to bike on, vehicle volumes and speeds make a big difference in how comfortable the street is for biking."

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At 1:04 PM, Blogger Rkeezy said...

They're nice to drive on, too. But no one expects the MTA, when headed by someone who is part of the bicycle lobby, to care about motorists one bit. It would be refreshing for once for them to admit it rather than pretending they're doing anything but.

At 3:43 PM, Anonymous Leah Potash said...

Here is another impact the bicycle nazis are having on SF.

A preschool in Noe Valley is trying to expand its footprint. Thanks to the stupid bike lanes being added on Cesar Chavez, the bike fools are claiming that it will be unsafe to have more children dropped off at preschool on this street due to increased numbers of cyclists on Chavez.

Not surprisingly, the preschool is Jewish - the nazis and muslims in the SFBC are more than happy to screw up traffic and then claim that an upstanding Jewish preschool cannot expand.

At 5:14 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Group think" comments from Rob's right hand man, rskeezy.

At 5:20 PM, Anonymous James said...

I guess you're going to cry over the loss of one small path of road. Don't worry, you still have just about every single other road in San Francisco dedicated to moving and parking cars. There, there.

At 7:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Motorists who drive through the neighborhood---rather than to a local destination---can cause congestion on residential streets, detracting from the neighborhood feel."

I can only repeat what my so-called progressive friends tell me when I complain about drug dealers, taggers, and violent crime in my neighborhood... if you don't like the "feel" of a city then move to the suburbs.

At 10:13 AM, Blogger Rkeezy said...

"Group think"? Ha! Spoken like a true bicyclist. Let me know if you have any thoughtful comments, or if you got your jab from a magic 8 ball.

If there's any mindless cheerleading going on, it's the cyclists trying to take every inch they can. I don't think there is an SFBC member that if they could would turn 50% of the roads or better into bicycle only without any thought of what it would do to everyone else. THAT is group think, you clone.

At 10:18 AM, Blogger Rkeezy said...

Not to mention all the politicians who "rah-rah" any time someone spits out the words "livable streets" or "bicyclist comfort". That's group-think, as well. Take your baseless and meaningless catch phrases and apply them to the guilty parties instead.

At 3:15 PM, Blogger Mark Kaepplein said...

If officials don't don't want transiting vehicles on residential roads, they need to open up congested arterial paths they have narrowed and impeded so they are more attractive to use than other routes.


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