Jun 10, 2014 JAT commented on Jade Plant, with Grant.
Goldy would probably know - he's good with plants.
Jun 2, 2014 JAT commented on Why We Need Cycletracks: Truck Blocks Entire Bike Lane On Capitol Hill.
Goldy would have just ridden around the truck.
May 29, 2014 JAT commented on Dear Seattle: Stay Home This Morning, Seriously.
@26 - let me get this straight,... you hate most bicyclists because some people (who may or may not actually be cyclists) have an opinion and they express it in the comments section of a generally left leaning pro-cycling blog? That's the reason you HATE most bicyclists?

What kind of a person does that make you - seriously?

Because you sound hateful and unreasonable.
May 28, 2014 JAT commented on Cycle Track Showdown.
@26 & 27 - have you tried Dexter between the B-G trail and Downtown? it's really pretty good. (though there is a hill...)

There's little empirical evidence to suggest that two-way cycle tracks are safer, merely subjective and anecdotally supported feelings. Many people both you and I know who commute [by bike] haven't been hit by cars; I'll betcha they significantly outnumber those you identified that have been hit.

It's not the bicycling culture which is the problem in anything you've cited; it's the motoring culture which is the problem.

In contrast, there is empirical evidence to show that where motorists see more cyclists they are more likely to drive in an accommodating fashion. Saying you can't bike before there's a cycle track is putting the cart before the horse, and I guarantee any and all cycling-specific infrastructure eventually ends and you're right back out there on the street.

ride on!
May 28, 2014 JAT commented on Cycle Track Showdown.
@18 - Wait, you're the one paying for all those potholes? you're really a jerk and you're costing the rest of us a lot of money - cut it out already!
May 28, 2014 JAT commented on Cycle Track Showdown.
@12 within the "cycling community" (ugh as ludicrous a fiction as corporations being people...) the current zeitgeist is "All Ages and Abilities" and kids and grannies can't climb the hill on Dexter.

Setting aside that we certainly don't want to share the roads with motorists of All Ages and Abilities (though arguably we have to...), pro-cycling progress seems to be measured in projects and dollars.

If we seek to increase the number of cyclists on the road we've kind of exhausted the ranks of those willing to ride up hills and with traffic and now we have to go after those who only like to ride on infantilized bike paths at poodling along speed.
May 14, 2014 JAT commented on The Stranger Is Seattle's Sixth Most Credible Source of Information on the Minimum Wage!.
@10 - hilarious.
If we have been deemed more credible it is because we have stood on the shoulders of giants.
May 12, 2014 JAT commented on Cyclists Should Be Able to Roll Through Stop Signs.
@102 So Specious was specious? Fuck!

I'll try harder next time.
thx
May 9, 2014 JAT commented on Cyclists Should Be Able to Roll Through Stop Signs.
@44 Your statement is vague nearly to the point of meaninglessness. First of all "data" changes all the time. Secondly, I express a few opinions, which one do you mean? That putting a foot down is unnecessary? The predictability is key? That different rules don't further predictability? - those are not data-driven assertions. Perhaps it's that cops are better trained or pointing to a reason why motorists are perpetually pissed - okay show us some data, then.

Advance the discussion, don't just be a specious turn-of-phrase spouting douche.
May 9, 2014 JAT commented on Cyclists Should Be Able to Roll Through Stop Signs.
Piffle, I absolutely disagree (and I've been riding in traffic in Seattle since the 70s.

I agree that putting your foot down at every stop is unnecessary and cops are better trained now than the one you encountered a few years ago, but predictability is key to effective traffic movement - that's why so many motorists are perpetually pissed at cyclists - two sets of rules doesn't serve predictability.