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May 16 SuperSteve commented on Public Transportation and Collective Irrationality.
I sincerely want better transit, but don't understand how something like Denver's new Union Station Transit Tunnel is going to help buses get through gridlocked street traffic.

We could hang Picassos all over the downtown transit tunnel stations, but all it would do is make the wait for the perennially late buses a bit more pleasant.
May 9 SuperSteve commented on Cyclists Should Be Able to Roll Through Stop Signs.
American communities are obsessed with putting stop signs on every corner. There aren't nearly as many in any other developed nation - certainly not in Europe, where most non-arterial intersections are left completely uncontrolled and people use common sense to yield to traffic coming from their right.

The vast majority of stop signs here should be replaced at each intersection by yield signs on the less-traveled street and removed altogether on the more-traveled street.

Until then, common sense should prevail and our laws changed to reflect both empirical data and the reality on the ground: it's safe in the vast majority of cases for cyclist to roll through stop signs, and cops should prioritize their limited resources on something besides harassing cyclists.
Apr 29 SuperSteve commented on What's Wrong Right With This Scene?.
He's wearing earbuds so probably has no situational awareness, and he's in the big chain-ring which means he's either riding far too fast for an urban setting or he's riding a reasonably safe speed but mashing too big a gear while doing it.
Apr 29 SuperSteve commented on Police Beat: Predicting Crimes.
Dude, CBS News had this story TWO YEARS ago...

Apr 28 SuperSteve commented on The Cost of Fixing Bertha? Could Be One-and-a-Half Times What It Cost to Build Bertha. So: How Else Might We Spend That Money?.
Can' they just buy a completely new TBM (with a decent warranty this time) and start tunneling from the other end of the route, then disassemble both TBMs when they meet up? Isn't this how the Chunnel was done?
Apr 28 SuperSteve commented on What Seattle Mayor Ed Murray Can Do About the Metro Funding Mess.
"By loudly connecting the dots for Seattleites..."

You mean the same Seattilites, including the entire staff of The Stranger, who spent all of last year debating which liberal Democrat should be mayor instead of helping defend a vulnerable Senate seat (which was subsequently lost to the Republicans, solidifying their hold of the Senate)?

Good luck with that.
Apr 16 SuperSteve commented on Uber Drivers Say They Need a Union.
"In addition, the company says there's an appeal process for deactivation that includes a face-to-face meeting, through which they've brought many drivers back on board."

So they'll "deactivate" (fire) someone electronically, but that person then needs to come groveling in person to appeal the decision?

Where's the 'innovation' in that?
Apr 16 SuperSteve commented on Louisiana Lawmakers Vote to Keep Blowjobs Illegal.
Someone needs to sponsor a sign at New Orleans International airport each Mardi Gras and Jazz Fest season inviting tourists to break the law while they're in town.
Apr 10 SuperSteve commented on Police Beat: The Chicken of the Dog.
Do "Stand Your Ground" laws apply to chickens?
Apr 10 SuperSteve commented on How Deep Is the Spot Where the Malaysian Jet's Black Boxes May Be Sitting?.
Yes, it took 73 years to find the Titanic. But the Titanic wasn't pinging, and for most of that time no one was even looking for it.

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