I'd guess for every minute spent behind a steering wheel I log 3 to 4 hours walking. SF Pedestrians have been getting short shift on the mis-logic that what is good for bicyclists is good/safe for us. Not true.Also, the premise that what benefits bicyclists helps to make traffic safer for everybody is also false logic. It isn't a myth that 20 years ago an astute driver could go from any two distant points in SF in 15 to 20 minutes. There were more cars registered in SF then. What has gone wrong is that primary and secondary streets dedicated to moving cars have been tampered with to impede efficient travel.How does bottling up traffic make things safer for anyone? It doesn't. But it plays well to the car hater lobby."Safety first" is a good old slogan that you'll not hear any SF bureaucrat promote. That's because it would mean that that safety would have been a key consideration. It isn't. Engineering studies, traffic surveys, traffic analysis and thorough reports to determine the safety in making major changes to traffic patterns are NEVER done with any degree of competency if they are done at all.Go online and see if you can find one for any SF DPW project over the last 8 years. Then go back another 8 years. Free ice cream to anyone who locates any meaningful traffic study done for a strictly SF city and county job. My money is safe.The cumulative effect of tinkering around with a street here, and another there because the political insider coffee house wants more outdoor space - so let's get rid of two parking spaces in an area in dire need of more, and another restaurant donates to the local supervisor so set them up with a permit for tables to block 70% of the useable sidewalk, and another special favor needs to be paid by turning a stop sign into a stoplight, and that stop sign over her needs to stop free Cable Car travel because Gavin Newsom didn't like to surrender his right of way and wait for Cable Car traffic when he lived on Russian Hill, and so on.............
@Mario Tanev: Changing words around to dispel logic is a handy tool for a blind tool.
SF has gone out of its way to make driving in SF as difficult as possible. The inevitable consequences of this political agenda has wrought needless accidents with more to come. Pedestrian safety has been given no regard - none- when it comes to expanding the realm of bicyclists, building parklets, unsynchronizing traffic lights to intentionally disrupt the smooth flow of motor vehicles. or closing streets to through traffic and diverting traffic into unsafe areas.But it is not the lack of common sense that governs SF. It is a lack of fiduciary responsibility or even trace decency the way this gluttonous SF bureaucracy willing prostitutes itself to maintainits feast of excess.
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