I just don't believe bike lanes are safe... between car doors opening and 30 mph traffic, I will stick to the canal path. Rochester needs to study Bogota, Columbia for better ideas on safe biking.
Sounds like Barnhart and share the same opinion of Warren.
I wrote to the Mayor about this. Her spokesperson said RPD will handle ticketing people who run lights and that RPD will hire more officers in the future.
I feel safer already.
When the light turns green, I look in both directions to make sure all cars have stopped, before I go. Survival of the fittest.
What is the mayor's plan to increase compliance with traffic laws and make the streets safer for pedestrians and drivers?
This issue has always made me so uncomfortable but not for reasons anyone seems to think about or notice. I know many well intentioned people who took up the fight against the redlight cameras because they saw it as a program targeted at poor people. The fight painted people in the poor neighborhoods as defenseless victims. This could not have been farther from the truth. If anything, those living in poverty could have been encouraged and empowered if anyone mentioned that they had the power to defeat the redlight cameras simply with good driving and close attention to driving laws.
Telling someone over and over again that they are powerless victims creates a society of powerless victims. I suppose "powerless victims"provides the needed drama to a very simple issue.
It is sad to see people living in poverty being victimized even more...and not by the cameras.
Most typical voter has already gone into political hibernation--meaning they voted and now they are done. Democrats did the same thing when President Obama was elected. They let him have 8 years without interference. Because they assumed he would always do the,right thing. But President Obama went off course, in many ways because his supporters did not speak up--the drone strikes is one example; the need to fix and improve Obamacare is another.
Now is the time to be writing your representatives. They need to know, in more detail, where you stand on the, issues, important to you. And since President elect Trump is asking for your story, please take some time and write to him. https://www.greatagain.gov It's like the, lottery...hey, you never know.
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