@Native SF Chick: I'm all for coexistence as well. But you can't exactly call what we have now fair or even-- over two-thirds of the street is dedicated to automobiles. And this discussion has nothing to do with jerks or rule-breakers on either side.
@Lynne DM: It's not true that only the young and fit can ride bicycles. It may be true that only young, fit people can compete with automobiles for road space (as most current street configurations require), but proper infrastructure removes the speed and reaction requirements that prevent less athletic people from getting around by bike.
@sfsoma: Yes, people have the right to ride a bike on every SF street. You should know that if you have a drivers license. The streets belong to everybody, not just those who can afford cars.
@Guest: this just in: parking junkies only want their fix
@Richmondman: so... not ALL we need is for everybody to follow the rules.
@Junior: "paying for transportation, whether that's parking or transit, is real strain on lower income people."
Oh, was transit free on Sundays this whole time?
If you can't afford to park you can't afford a car. There's no shame in it-- I can't afford a car (not by a longshot). But I don't expect a city with limited space to foot the bill for the car I can't afford. I walk or take Muni, and that's worked for me my whole life.
@Invention of the Automobile: Bicycles don't have to stay in a bike lane. Bicycles can use any lane (except on freeways). That's state law, and if you are driving a car I sincerely hope you know what the law says. People's lives are at stake.
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