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by Bryan Goebel
So much to comment on today:
@Mommy Files – I don’t read it ever, but when I do it is usually bitching about how this city hates kids. Wow, you have it so hard – your condo in Noe Valley and all. Plus, I usually see people smiling at kids – my wife and I do all the time. We rarely see them so a little tyke all wide eyed is a nice break from the norm.
@Leah Shahum – very jealous.
@SF Examiner – go to hell. Actually, let’s just get a judge to rule that 50 or more cars traveling in the same direction needs a permit also.
@Mission Local – the business owner needs to realize that she is making her own argument invalid. She says 2 out of 10 people drive. Why make 80% of your customers suffer while letting 20% pay below market rate. Not to mention the fact that extending meters will increase turn over so maybe more people would come to her store because there is a spot for them to park.
Also, the Mission has a lot of different transit options running through it. Maybe the short meter hours and free Sunday parking have made many people car-dependent who might be able to live car-light/free.
@Chicago Sun Times – The spike in gas prices during the summer of ’08 made people choose between filling the tank and paying the mortgage. My parents in the Midwest spent an extra $200/month on gas alone. Many many families in the US are living paycheck to paycheck and couldn’t absorb the extra costs – luckily my folks were able to squeak by. However, if it would have lasted longer or prices had gone higher, they have NO other option but to drive.
“Given the ton of bikes, it is such a travesty that between 8th St. and the Embarcadero it is a total traffic free-for-all with essentially no bike infrastructure at all (green sharrows notwithstanding).”
– John Rogers
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