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by Bryan Goebel
Bryan Goebel is a reporter at KQED Public Radio in San Francisco. A veteran journalist and writer, he helped launch Streetsblog SF in 2009 and served as editor for three years. He lives car-free in the Castro District.
The best part of the Palo Alto story (note–link is broken) is, besides the threat of karate moves, the idea that they pacified the rowdy, anti-development crowd by moving on to the fact that there was consensus among all participants that more parking was needed. Because that’s not intensive development.
“That cars cannot participate in the give and take that characterize human movement in crowds is their essential flaw.”
– Jeffrey Baker
In response to "Woman Killed at City Hall's Doorstep, Right After Ped Safety Ceremony"