So now, the East Sidewalk looks a little something like this.
O.K. Honey, put on your favorite dress while Daddy unpacks his suit and then we’ll walk the Golden Gate Bridge! Hey Honey, have you seen Daddy’s porkpie hat? Oh here it is:
Click to expand. Via the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District
Well, it looks that way when you can see it, when the crowds aren’t around.
Speaking of which, leave us review this tale of woe from a month and a half ago. (You know, sometimes news bits read exactly like an opening statement from a plaintiff’s attorney. Why is that, I wonder?) Anywho, let’s skip through that to get to the point:
“Kaplan’s injury occurred June 19, while she was traveling back to San Francisco after cycling in the North Bay. While navigating the crowds, she noticed a woman with a camera crossing the sidewalk, unaware of her surroundings. Kaplan swerved to avoid the woman, forcing her to crash into the guardrail and land violently on the ground. “I was actually moving very slow,” said Kaplan, 27.”
No, no, no, no, no. Actually, Kaplan, 27, you were moving too fast for conditions. Obviously.
Leaving that aside, I’m at a loss as to why the GGBH&T didn’t attempt something like this paintjob like two months ago. (Was it raining every day back then? Maybe, I forget, srsly.)
Having said that, I don’t know what I would have done, you know, if I could have stood in the expensive shoes of the unelected politicians what run the bridge, you know, to lower the expectations of nutso roadies and other cyclists who expect to “make time” on the sidewalks of the GGB at 20 MPH+ regardless of any refurbishment activity or anything else in the world.
Fixing up the GGB – YAY!
The crazy-ass system of how the bridge and transpo district is governed, that unintended accident of history – BOO!
Kaplan, 27’s complete psychological denial over an accident she caused – BOO!
The GGB’s new attempt at directing traffic on the eastern sidewalk – YAY!
The GGB’s prior half-assed attempt at directing traffic on the eastern sidewalk from a couple months back – BOO!
Ever more deets from the GGB people, the gritty nitty, after the jump