Monday, March 19, 2012

Portland, SF, Toronto, Boston Bicyclists Fear Streetcars, Tracks


Hello Yupette,

I was traveling to the West Coast last week. Streetcar accidents and accidents from tires slipping along streetcar tracks are a big topic of conversation among bicyclists in Portland. Something to think about when the streetcar is discussed here. Also, there are quite a few accidents involving streetcars and motor vehicles in San Francisco. I've also visited Boston and Toronto on business recently. Same thing there. Why isn't that being discussed here?

Regards,

Ron

21 Comments:

At 19 March, 2012 , Anonymous Mark said...

Ron, same reason Arlington's bicyclists don't demand that Arlington's arterials be repaved. They're special interest Zimmercrats who go along with Zimmy's streetcar program in return for millions of tax dollars for their pet projects.....like painting bike lane markings on crumbling pavement

 
At 19 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Budget hearings are tomorrow and Wednesday. Sign up to speak. Call 228-3130. Demand that Arlington's third world streets be repaved ---- A S A P.

 
At 19 March, 2012 , Anonymous SF Native said...

Ron, when streetcars hit other streetcars, or some object with a considerable mass, like a truck, lots of streetcar passengers get injured.

 
At 19 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I understand Jay Fisette promised the bicycle groups a velodrome at the Long Bridge site.

 
At 19 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yupette, here's the link to a photo of a streetcar-streetcar crash where lots of passengers were injured.

 
At 19 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yupette, over the past 5 years there have been HUNDREDS of streetcar crashes in San Francisco.

 
At 19 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why was there no analysis of the safety risks of streetcars vs. buses on the Pike?

 
At 19 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am 73 and lived in Georgetown 50 years ago. Streetcars were removed from service in D.C. for a couple of very good reasons. Accidents were one reason.

 
At 19 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

WMATA's alterntives analysis didn't mention safety issues. Why not?

 
At 19 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Special interest groups are being ORDERED to provide election volunteers to Libby Garvey, OR ELSE.

 
At 19 March, 2012 , Anonymous fed up Dem said...

It's a corrupt regime. Happens every election. Has for the past decade.

 
At 20 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the Web site WMATA is using to elicit comments about transportation on the Pike?

 
At 20 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

info@piketransit.com

 
At 20 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Check out D.C. streetscape photos from 60 years ago. See any bicycles on the streets?

 
At 20 March, 2012 , Anonymous Pike Rider said...

Read the Post Metro Section today? WMATA is corrupt and cannot be trusted.

 
At 21 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

No matter who is hurt or killed by the stupid streetcar they could care less. It's all about development and money.

 
At 21 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are they the same WMATA transportation planners who went on a gift card binge using WMATA's $$$$?

Doesn't WMATA have auditors and an inspector general?

 
At 21 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm putting my bicycle in storage until Arlington's streets are paved.

 
At 21 March, 2012 , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Washington Post reporter was handed a copy of this AY posting last night at the County Board meeting.

 
At 21 March, 2012 , Anonymous Pike Rider said...

Zimmerman ignored serious safety issues when he was on WMATA's board of directors. The track maintenance money went for cosmetics like LED signs.

 
At 21 March, 2012 , Anonymous Wash Post Metro Section said...

"Employees in the planning department at Metro have used agency credit cards to buy camcorders, gift cards, Kindle e-readers and even a set of designer earbuds, according to an investigation by the transit authority's inspector general last year that found extensive abuse".

 

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