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by Bryan Goebel
Personally, I find this comment interesting – “He said one of his business neighbors opposes the projects because he fears that he will lose parking spaces in front of the bar.”
Uhm, shouldn’t the owner be concerned about drinking and driving and make whatever efforts can be done to promote non-driving patrons to avoid that tragedy? This is where the knee-jerk (often counter-to-actual studies) less-parking-means-less-business argument gets exposed for all it’s faults.
Re: the politics of bus stop consolidation
The article doesn’t add up. It says the MTA doesn’t want to upset the BOS because they need their approval for other favors, namely the placement/removal of Stop Signs.
That seems completely unrealistic considering the City NEVER removes a stop sign once installed, citing liability reasons. And the City is VERY reisistant to installing any new stop signs.
I’d say the main reason the MTA can’t “make it happen” is their own lack of vision.
“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
In response to "Just a Reminder: There Are a Ton of Bikes on Market Street"