commented on The Morning News: What Happened When Council Member Sally Clark Hit a Bicyclist
Cascade is right: until we have streets designed for all modes of transportation, we will have these types of tragic collisions.
Still, though, it is disheartening that Clark cannot publicly take responsibility for the simple fact that she failed to yield to an oncoming vehicle, and that had very serious consequences for a human being.
If she does apologize, the city will be required to pay out. No doubt the city's risk managers have told her not to, and that's a damn shame. It makes her look like an asshole, and I really don't think she is.
commented on Another Cyclist Has Died—So Will the City Council Finally Fund Bike Safety Improvements?
Let's stop calling them " accidents." There was nothing accidental about Kung's death. She died because of a shitty design that was allowed to endanger cyclists for two decades. She died because of apathy and a failure of leadership.
There's nothing accidental about it.
And a special "go fuck yourself" for the "not helpful" comment from Sally Clark. Funding the things that would fix these death traps is helpful. Pouring gasoline on the "war on cars" fire is not.