Saturday, May 25, 2013
On the other hand we could ask police to enforce the EXISTING LAW that cars stop when a crosswalk is occupied. Wouldn't it be nice to tame traffic a bit and make our neighborhoods safer for children and cyclists? Why is this option so casually dismissed as too hard? Why have we turned over our PUBLIC roads to speeding bullies? Let's set ourselves free from this car dependency!
Too bad we can't just enforce the existing law that drivers must stop when a person is in the crosswalk. Benefits would include more respect for all crosswalks, saving the cost of the signal installation and maintenance and more respect for traffic laws.
Motor vehicle owners always want more Free Parking, but there is no such thing. Someone has to pay for the space and maintain it. Fact is there are 2 parking garages within walking distance with hundreds of spaces available for monthly rent. So the real issue here is that motor vehicle owners just don't want to pay for parking. This should be a key consideration when choosing where to live, not after you have already moved in.
Wow, I am so grateful for my son and for this thoughtful bit of wisdom. $150 grand IS a LOT of money for most people. I never cease to be amazed at how casual government officials are about spending such sums. I agree with Cassidy, let's spend that $150 grand on better infrastructure for bikes.
Super! When the bums, derelicts and feral cats are cleared out, and kept out, I will be first in line to buy!
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