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Judge Poses Questions to Attorneys on Eve of Final Bike Injunction Hearing
Posted By Bryan Goebel On June 21, 2010 @ 6:14 pm In Bicycle Plan,SFBC,SFMTA | 7 Comments
The questions to the City Attorney's office, and Rob Anderson's attorney, Mary Miles, were part of an "inconclusive" tentative ruling Judge Peter Busch issued today in which he asked the following questions in advance of tomorrow's 9:30 a.m. hearing:
The injunction should have been lifted last November  after the city completed an exhaustive environmental review (FEIR), and had it certified by the Board of Supervisors, but Miles challenged its adequacy and convinced the judge not to discharge the writ until her concerns were heard.
After tomorrow's hearing, Busch will have 90 days to issue a ruling.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition issued a press release today saying it's anxious for a ruling lifting the injunction so the city can "start catching up with the widespread demand for biking improvements and add bike lanes to busy streets like Townsend, Portola and North Point."
“We are eager for the City to be able to catch up on the backlog of projects and once again make San Francisco streets safer for everyone,” said Renée Rivera, the SFBC's acting Executive Director.
We wanted to provide updates from the courtroom tomorrow, along with photos and audio, but Judge Busch denied our request for media coverage, as he has for previous hearings. Still, we'll have updates here and on our Twitter  feed and Facebook page .
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