Comments by mabcal

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Posted on April 11 at 8:17 a.m.

I suppose if we require licenses to ride bikes, then that also applies to 8 year olds riding to school? It wouldn't matter anyway, since parents won't let their kids ride bikes to school anymore because the roads are too dangerous.

It's ridiculous to think the Critical Mass riders are terrorists, but these particular ones must be idiots if they think that aggravating drivers is going to somehow make things safer or better for cyclists. It just confirms the bad image of cycllists that a lot of people had already.

I have been in Critical Mass rides with a few hundred riders, and with that many bikers, you don't need to do anything to make your point except ride lawfully down the street. That's the point of the term "critical mass". It's why cycling is a lot safer in Isla Vista or Davis or Boulder or Holland or anywhere that has enough people riding bikes that the drivers don't have any choice but to watch out for them. I don't know how we can get to that point here, but it sure would be nice.

On Thou Shalt Have No False Dogs Before Me

Posted on March 27 at 7:47 a.m.

The "group" filing this lawsuit has yet to identify anyone in the group except for the lawyer who filed it - for all any of us know, it is just him.

The Sierra Club has not yet made a final decision whether or not to support Measure A.

The 'coalition' mentioned in the article was not formed to see that the measure gets approved. Called the Coalition for a Fair Measure D, it was formed to get adequate funding for "alternative" transportation, and several of its member organizations, including the Bicycle Coaltion, CoastalRailNow, SBCAN, and COAST (The Coalition for Sustainable Transportation), had seats on the committee that helped design the measure. For an analysis of some of the pros and cons of Measure A, go to and the 'Measure A' page.

For a more complete article on this lawsuit, go to

On County Association of Governments Sued Over Measure A

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