Let’s see here, in one corner we have super nerd and Board President David Chiu, who almost always wears a fucking suit* when he drives his bicycle hither and yon.
He even goes Down Peninsula Way sometimes, to check out the reverse commute some San Franciscans do.
Now, you’d think that’d earn him huzzahs from the monomaniacal “livable streets” StreetsBlog crowd, but you’d be wrong.
You see, he ran afoul of that crew by being on the fence with the recent SFTAMUNIDPTSFBC effort to remove street parking from the bulk of Polk.
For that reason he now gets criticized for riding his bike in the wrong fashion, like how he pedals ‘n stuff.
Isn’t that absurd, to say that about this supernerd?
Yes. He does fine on Market Street, AFAICS.
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OTOH, Strava-obsessed Chris Bucchere, who was involved with death of a pedestrian near an intersection of the very same Market Street, well he, apparently, is/was the victim of a “lynch mob” (look it up, you’ll find it) when he got/gets called an “asshole” (most typically from fellow self-identified cyclists) for his actions before during and after the death of pedestrian Sutchi Hui.
Isn’t there a lesson to be learned form the Chris Bucchere case? Shouldn’t the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition be willing to even mention his name? Yes, I know it doesn’t help fund-raising and membership and whatnot, but wouldn’t it be a good thing to debate?
Because really, what eventually happens with the Chris Bucchere case doesn’t really matter. It’s the future Buccheri we need to worry about, right?
Anyway, David Chiu is a better cyclist than Chris Bucchere.
*Something to do with “respect for the voters,” or something
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