Since this website is like Twitter I'm assuming I would talk to people here about the same things I talk about on Twitter, but who knows.
There I talk mostly about urban transportation (trying to shift away from the car-centric approach -> transit, bikes, walkability), housing policy and other political issues. https://twitter.com/graue
A tad smoggy today, but clear enough to see Diablo…and of course, the other city features
I try to keep the French broom out of frame in my park photos, like I try to keep cars out of frame in my street photos. No one wants to see the invasive species.
TIL the Myra/Dalewood entrance to #MountDavidson has a bike rack!
This is a very punishing way to bike to the park bc of hills, so I’d recommend the La Bica/Rockdale entrance, but it’s not a bad bike-on-bus option with the 36 stopping here.
Here's a reading by Mc Allen of Bob Kaufman's poem "All the Ships That Never Sailed," from last October's ride.
The free #BikesToBooks Ride in SF is tomorrow at 12:45pm, starting from Jack London Alley in South Park.
I went on last year's and it's how I discovered Bob Kaufman, incredible local poet. Highly recommend the ride, and also Kaufman's anthology that you can buy at City Lights at the end of the ride! https://burritojustice.com/events/
Seems like smart climate policy not to waive parking *maximums* as a density bonus concession (but allow waiving minimums). The density bonus is for increasing housing, not parking.
I'd love to see Scott Wiener and Dean Preston collaborate on this fix! https://sf.streetsblog.org/2022/05/19/commentary-state-density-bonus-threatens-progressive-parking-policies/
Carbon offsetting is mostly a scam. The term needs to be reserved only for projects that:
a) increase net carbon sinks when taking into account the entire lifecycle emissions from construction and maintenance,
b) can be completed without violating any other planetary boundaries (biodiversity, fresh water, chemical pollution, etc), and
c) would not happen on their own without the offsetting project.
So reforestation of destroyed land, and almost nothing else.
Remembering Tess Rothstein, who a truck driver killed here at 6th and Howard; Kate Slattery; and Amelie Le Moullac.
Gashaw Clark’s mother spoke at the rededication of her son’s ghost bike at 3rd and Mission Bay Blvd
This bike also memorializes Cheng Jin Lai; Russell Franklin (who Taylor A. spoke about); Carmen Murillo; and Harold Swaggard
Dedicating a new ghost bike for Charles Vinson at 14th and Folsom.
It occurs to me that the "Great Replacement" conspiracy theory inverts the settler colonial project's dispossession, removal, and elimination, turning occupier into victim. It is borne of subconscious guilt and shame, and is expressed as hate & violence.