Comments by mars

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Posted on June 19 at 8:23 p.m.

KEYT just did a piece on how bike were being stolen off of city street in broad daylight. Unless secure parking, like bike lockers, start showing up at businesses and parking structures people will have to ride "beater" bikes. Beater bikes suck to ride, so most people will drive.

On Pedal on Short Trips and Save Gas

Posted on December 16 at 12:18 p.m.

Parking is a very valid concern. Often developers provide plenty of parking for future customers, but little to none for employees. Which usually means employees end up parking in the surrounding neighborhood. Employees should never be allowed to park on public streets. Developers and the businesses that they create should be required to provide off street parking for 100% of employee vehicles.

On Miramar Languishes in Limbo Amid Parking Concerns

Posted on September 11 at 11:31 a.m.

The Bond Measure should only be used for emergencies !! The rampant use of Bonds in lieu of new taxes has made selling and administering bonds much more expensive. Be aware that a Bond costs us about $1.30 for every dollar we vote for. So this Bond could cost over $600 thousand dollars for the $288 thousand dollars that may be put to use. VOTE NO FOR ALL BOND MEASURES !! VOTE NO ON MEASURE S !!

On Democrats Split on SBCC Bond

Posted on July 2 at 10:54 a.m.

Every public parking structure and parking lot in Santa Barbara should have secure Bicycle lockers. The City of Santa Barbara is willing to spend more than $25000 per parking space, but is not willing less than $1000 per bike locker. Even though bike lockers could potentially generate more revenue than a parking space. Most people are not going to be willing to lock a $5000 bicycle to a crappy pole and walk away to shop or dine. For people to utilize bicycles in the downtown area people need to know that their bicycles are safe. Another BikeStation is a good idea, but does not work for people shopping or dining.

On Parking a Bike in S.B.

Posted on June 7 at 1:49 p.m.

Carlos Soto's Memorial Bicycle Ride & Celebration - 8:30 Sunday Morning Meetup @SB Mission Rose Garden - Depart at 8:45/:50 rolling down to East Beach,
There will be unofficially 2 groups, Fast & Slow. Please respect others and obey all traffic laws.
Post ride Celebration for Carlos at Sunday, 12/noon at the Rose Garden. Bring, blankets and chairs to sit on, and all your wonderful stories about our awesome friend Carlos Soto

On Carlos Soto Dies

Posted on May 30 at 10:55 a.m.

The City of Goleta is "doing well" because they sold out to developers !! Just wait until the City has to pay for all of the new infrastructure made necessary by the new development projects, then the story will be different.

On 'Goleta Is Thriving'

Posted on March 27 at 2:53 p.m.

Just take a cup of coffee and sit on the bench in upper Orpet Park during the hours El Encanto employees start for work. You will see a steady stream of people in work attire heading for El Encanto. In fact if you look at the grass you will see a worn path that was never there before this new El Encanto. All of these people park their cars on APS. Then there is another group that parks on Mission Ridge. Others park though out the neighborhood. El Encanto promised that their employees would NOT park in the surrounding areas, it was part of what got them the approval to remodel. That is the important issue here !!!

On El Encanto Sparks Parking Wars

Posted on February 25 at 6:34 p.m.

Here's the best reason to have a brake on your bike: Some idiot cars pulls out in front of you. You T-bone the side of the car and break your femur. The ambulance takes you to the hospital, meanwhile a cop is looking at your bike and says "this idiot was riding with NO BRAKES !!"
All of a sudden the crash is Your Fault !! Forget getting compensation for medical bills, really forget a Pain and Suffering settlement.
Just put a brake on your bike, it's the law to have one. It's up to you to use it.

On The Fixie Phenomenon

Posted on December 9 at 2:49 p.m.

Nice article !! Glad it the adventure didn't "go south" !!

On When in Doubt, Paddle South

Posted on October 30 at 11:10 a.m.

Why does every planning entity for the City of Santa Barbara continue to under estimate the impacts of parking ?? There should be space to park 2 cars for every bedroom in each unit and 10% extra for guest parking. There should rarely be a need for street parking. That is NOT the case for any current or recent project.

On Rental Housing Project Survives Challenge

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