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In SF "the car remains the most convenient way to get around"

Traffic on Oak Street getting onto Octavia Boulevard as traffic line up to enter the freeway in San Francisco on Monday, July 2, 2012.
Photo: Liz Hafalia

Letter to the editor in today's Chronicle:

It should come as no surprise that the mode of transportation of choice among San Franciscans is the automobile. Despite the fact that the progressive bloc has tried to push the bicycle and taking Muni down our throats, the car remains the most convenient way to get around San Francisco. 

This city is not Amsterdam or Copenhagen, where the flat topography which makes bicycling a much easier mode of transport. It is one of the hilliest cities in America, which makes riding a bike or walking long distances nearly impossible for all but the fittest of our citizenry.

As for Muni, it cannot be depended upon to be on time, the operators are being assaulted at an alarming rate and it is unsafe due to many unstable passengers that you may encounter. 

San Francisco needs to become more car friendly, rather than less. We need to increase the amount of parking spaces in the city instead of reducing them. All bike lanes need to be monitored for use, and the ones that are not being used enough should be reclaimed as auto lanes.

Kenneth Jones
San Francisco

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