Relating to “Metropolis rolls out biking plan” (April 15): “When you give them an inch, they’ll take a mile” definitely appears to sum up the biking foyer in our metropolis.
It’s dangerous sufficient that devoted lanes are popping up throughout, closing automotive/bus lanes, slowing visitors and absorbing scarce parking. Now the holier-than-thou pedalers apparently have the Metropolis Council and mayor of their politically right grasp.
In a money-strapped metropolis with Third World roads, we now pay for bicycle advisory and setting committees, quickly to be joined by a “biking czar” who will indoctrinate fourth-graders, open bicycle-oriented visitors faculties and mandate diversion of scarce transportation funds from potholes to selling bicycles.
All this in help of complying with some unwell-outlined “local weather motion plan” that “requires” 6 % of commuters to make use of bicycles by 2020. Will I be arrested for driving to work if the aim isn’t met?
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So now the town of San Diego needs a motorcycle czar. The mayor and somebody from his employees together with an unbiased particular person ought to go to Balboa Avenue east of Clairemont Drive and rely what number of cyclists use the bike path that value hundreds of dollars and extra for maintenance.
I’ve pushed that part of Balboa at the very least 100 occasions because the bike path was constructed and I’ve counted fewer than 10 riders over the various months.
We’d like extra emphasis on actually fixing potholes, not simply the momentary repair till the subsequent rain. The particular curiosity teams once more have the ear of our mayor. The one group he ought to be listening to is the plenty who vote, not simply the few who in all probability donate.
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