The ideology of a ‘bike boulevard’ collided with the reality of the dangerous imposition of an obstacle course in a peaceful neighborhood. “— Rosa Koire
Dave Madigan December 16, 2010 at 8:21 pm
This is slightly off topic but I have to comment on the “attitude” towards the Santa Rosa Neighborhood Coalition. I was involved in a similar situation in the Downtown area. All of the “insiders” were part of the Downtown Development Association which became the Downtown Association. When that group stopped representing the small businesses, we formed the Downtown Business Association (DBASR). The City Council tried to tell us that we could not form our own group and that we would not be acknowledged at meetings. We went ahead anyway. When we had a vote of ALL of the Downtown businesses, only 12 supported the insider DDA group. Those 12 were all officers and directors of the DDA.
I am trying to say this: Don’t let the bad attitude of the insiders get to you. Stand your ground! They are mad because you are successful. Keep up the good work!
phoebe December 16, 2010 at 2:00 pm
The whole Humboldt Bicycle Blvd was a fiasco from the get go & the deception that surrounded the project was both insulting & annoying & went on way too long. It was enough to make me seriously consider my votes in the last election & the most recent election & make sure to vote for people who will listen. It will be a while before I forget the Restore Humboldt Street signs being torn down & others with I (heart) Humbolddt Bike Blvd. being slapped on top on them. Eventually the Restore signs were put up very high to avert vandalism. If there are many from the SCBC reading here I will mention that the negativity you are creating will probably create a lot more discourteous behavior on the roads.
JC Neighbor December 16, 2010 at 12:24 pm
I feel like our JC neighborhood is breaking free from the stranglehold of the bike ‘progressives’. Rosa Koire and the rest of the people who wrote flyers, walked them around, held meetings, did an excellent website, attended meetings, sent us emails,hey, these people at the SRNC have been a REAL neighborhood association. The Junior College Neighborhood Association has been run like a secret club and it seems like their run is over. People like Rosa and the SRNC really care about the neighborhood and don’t have some ridiculous agenda. I support the SRNC and I’m glad they have the guts to stand up to the machine.