[Carfreeliving] San Jose/Guerrero Lanes ... Got Ideas?
koolkwote at yahoo.com
Wed Apr 20 15:20:53 MDT 2005
Fellow car free typos ....
If you haven't checked out the new SJ/Guerrero bike lanes...
Go! They are _the_ nicest bike lanes ever. And, hence, we've
stirred some irateness amongst non car free typos...
So, I was thinking that some brainstorming was in order.
I don't know exactly how this idea would come to fruition...
perhaps we could come up with a solution that isn't hokey,
but accomplishes something other than further polarization.
At the risk of losing some activist credits, I'm envisioning
a bicycle community outreach to the irate motorists... And
not necessarily to get them to ride their bicycles, but to
just try to explain the rationale for what we are doing... to
try to help them to see things, if just briefly, from our
shoes. And to help them realize that cyclists are humans
too... and, btw, don't want to get run over.
I'm envisioning us going out on a limb to bridge the barrier,
to overcome the 'hatred', if we want to call it that.
Again, I don't know what form this would take.. but there it
----- Original Message From SFBIKE Newsletter-----
1) NEWLY STRIPED BIKE LANES NEED YOUR HELP!
The good news is that the brand new bike lanes on San
Jose/Guerrero Aves. between Cesar Chavez and Randall are
complete and lots of bicyclists are calling in to say how
much they love them. The bad news is that some irate
motorists are also calling their city representatives to
complain - pretty hotly - about the new bike lanes.
We need your help in two ways:
* First, please take a spin to check out the new lanes on
your bike. We think you'll be impressed, and more bicyclists
adding to our numbers on the contested stretch helps boost
* Second, please email Supervisors Dufty
<mailto:bevan.dufty at sfgov.org> and Ammiano
<mailto:tom.ammiano at sfgov.org> to say thank you, and please
cc the Department of Parking & Traffic at
livable.streets at sfgov.org
And hold the date: Saturday April 30 -- Big Happy Lane-Loving
Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for the new San Jose / Guerrero
lanes! (details to follow) . . .
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