[Carfreeliving] SPUR and Transportation Reform
joshua at sfbike.org
Tue Mar 1 11:29:26 MST 2005
Hi Dave and all-
Thanks for setting up this valuable list. I have a question to pose-
It seems like the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association
has consistently been on the pro-car, pro-development, pro- downtown
business, pro-wealth side of many issues lately. Their lonely stand
in support of widening MLK in GG Park, and in support of yesterday's
Muni fare increase clearly illustrates this bias.
My question is- has SPUR always supported these policies? How have
other pro-environment, pro-ped/ bike/ transit organizations dealt with
this? (did SPUR's transportation committee actually vote to support a
Muni fare hike?)
Jim Chappell, president of the nonprofit think tank San Francisco
Planning and Urban Research Association, said Muni's three-pronged
budget was fair and should lead to more efficient transit service.
"The social and economic health of San Francisco depends on a strong
Muni, '' he said. "Your proposed budget has everyone sharing the pain.
That is correct."
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