Saturday, September 19, 2015

Aaron Bialick

Aaron Bialick

Aaron Bialick is leaving as editor of SF Streetsblog. Even allowing for the fact that the whole point of Streetsblog is promoting bicycles and anti-carism, his legacy will be one of crudely biased reporting and outright lies. 

Life is too short to cite all Streetsblog's biased reporting during his regime---there are examples nearly every day---but Bialick was at his worst when neighborhood opposition emerged to the bike lanes on Polk Street, including the lie that the first meeting was packed with outsiders

About fatal traffic accidents in San Francisco, Bialick was both biased and dumb: here and here, including a lie about why he banned me from commenting on Streetsblog. Bialick's score-keeping on traffic accidents was like an anti-car parody.

His predecessor, Bryan Goebel, wasn't much better, and whoever replaces Bialick will surely be more of the same.

Goebel was at his worst on Masonic Avenue: here and here. He's now bike correspondent for KQED News.

Bialick doesn't say where he's going. Could it be to the SFMTA? Not surprisingly, that agency sees anti-car bike people as well qualified to work for San Francisco's transit agency: here, here, and here.

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At 10:43 AM, Blogger Mark Kaepplein said...

Speaking of Streetsblog, here is an entry from their Friday, 9/18/2015 NYC headlines:
MTA Bus Driver Strikes, Kills Sick Person Exiting Cab (Post, DNA, WCBS, WPIX, WNBC)

Oh, that "sick" victim of motor vehicle carnage? It turns out he was very intoxicated and asked the cab driver to pull over so he could vomit. That's when he staggered into the path of a bus that tried to veer away from him. Another failure for Vision Zero.

At 12:57 PM, Anonymous sfthen said...

October 27, 2014
Neighbors Celebrate the New “McCoppin Hub,” Dog and Skate Park
by Aaron Bialick
The McCoppin Hub celebration at Sunday Streets this month.

October 10, 2012
Eyes on the Street: Bike Lane, Raised Crosswalks, and More at McCoppin
by Aaron Bialick
The ongoing streetscape transformation on and around McCoppin Street

August 27, 2012
Eyes on the Street: McCoppin Transformation in Progress
by Aaron Bialick
Streetscape enhancements are transforming McCoppin Street.

November 8, 2011
Eyes on the Street: SFMTA Stripes the McCoppin Hub Bikeway
by Aaron Bialick

July 18, 2011
McCoppin Street Residents to Get Overdue Public Spaces
by Aaron Bialick
"Off the Grid" food trucks activate the space every Saturday.

June 15, 2011
SoMa West Workshop: McCoppin Hub Space Re-Visioning
by Aaron Bialick

This genius has contributed so much to the San Francisco streetscape since he knows so much about Urban Living:

September 16, 2015
McCoppin Hub Will Be Fenced to Keep Out Homeless
By Laura Wenus,

At 9:45 AM, Anonymous Vince said...

KQED has a bike correspondent? Must be getting desperate...

At 10:52 AM, Blogger Rob Anderson said...

That was just my mockery, not his title at KQED. I see that someone else did today's story on the Idaho Stop.

At 2:03 PM, Anonymous Vince said...

Alas, today's satire, tomorrow's truth!

At 4:31 PM, Blogger Morgan Driver said...

You called it Rob -- he's going to the SFMTA.....

At 2:25 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's "Bryan" not "Brian"


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