I’ll tell you, if you are dead-set against the idea of paying money for the right to drive into the Financh at certain times of the day, you’re better off not attending the “outreach meeting” being held tonight tonight* at the Ferry Building.
“We will be conducting a fourth round of public workshops to present our findings in late spring or early summer. Join us in person or on the web to discuss our findings, and your thoughts on next steps.
Tuesday, July 27 from 5:30 – 7:00pm
San Francisco Ferry Building
Port Commission Hearing Room, 2nd floor
Wednesday, July 28 from 5:30 – 7:00pm
SFCTA Hearing Room
100 Van Ness Avenue, 26th Floor”
They already know that this, or something similiar, is The Future:
And to persuade you of all this, they’ll sacrifice a few straw dogs just for your benefit. Srsly. So, like, does anybody actually believe this statement?
“All the traffic in the city is from drivers who don’t live in the city.”
Or this one? Does anybody go around saying this IRL?
“Congestion Pricing is a regressive tax on poor people who need to drive into the cordon area.”
No, not really. Oh well. They’re trying to persuade so this is how they do it, in a patronizing manner. It’s The System.
This is the same system that FUBARed the Bay Bridge retrofit. This is the same system that calls the increased fares on the Bay Bridge “congestion pricing.” Oh well.
Myself, I support the concept of congestion pricing. In fact, I’m thinking it’s possible that San Francisco could actually execute this idea in a textbook fashion. We’ll see.
*Phil Collins is a jerk but he was also a jerk back in his Genesis days, so you can’t say that he changed or nothing. And you can’t say that he just tagged along with the others from Genesis – he was Genesis, really. So, if you like the extended part that starts at 3:17 here and the other similar parts, well then you have to give props to Phil Collins, I guess.