Archive for November, 2008

SF bike plan back on path
November 29, 2008

Why exactly did we need to spend two and a half years and over $1 million on this again? Oh yeah, because anti-bike zealot and occasional also-ran supervisorial candidate Rob Anderson sued the city for not adequately studying bicycling before proposing to complete the bicycle network and almost double the city’s current 45 miles in lanes…

“So far, it’s just a black hole for money, time, frustration… and cyclists are paying the price,” Leah Shahum, executive director of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

via SF slowly pedals forward – SFBG Politics Blog

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Steampunk Recumbent
November 16, 2008

Still a recumbent.

via The Brass Lion – Steampunk Recumbent | The Steampunk Workshop

Scathing critique of the American auto industry
November 13, 2008

How could these companies be so bad for so long? Clearly the combination of a very un-innovative business culture, visionless management and overly generous labor contracts explains a lot of it. It led to a situation whereby General Motors could make money only by selling big, gas-guzzling S.U.V.’s and trucks. Therefore, instead of focusing on making money by innovating around fuel efficiency, productivity and design, G.M. threw way too much energy into lobbying and maneuvering to protect its gas guzzlers.

via Op-Ed Columnist – How to Fix a Flat – NYTimes.com