Saturday, October 16, 2021

Bicyclists, Pedestrians, and Music

Just got wind of this bill Governor Newsom vetoed, which has to do with bicyclists being able to yield at stop signs and allowing pedestrians to cross the street without a crosswalk. As is my usual habit, I search the topic and review all the various viewpoints. Headlines help me to discern the journalism from the opinion. 

I am still amazed at the lengths people will go to push an agenda. This whole fantasy that if we change laws and build sidewalks where we don't really need them is going to make more people trade in their cars for bikes is just that - a fantasy. What is going to reduce driving is more work from home options and better city planning - where schools and services are within walking distance. And say what you want about Amazon - there are may reasons they are successful. When their Prime delivery fleet goes to zero emissions, we will be getting somewhere. 

I thought I would share a couple of articles, 

this article 2014 BBC article, about jaywalking:

and a more recent one from the LA ist:

Do yourself a favor and read more. 

About music: 

I have a private party gig coming up and Arne is almost done recording a great album by a new artist. 

I miss being in a recording studio. 

Hope you create a great day!