stairbob commented on Polls aside, Bloomberg's bike lanes are at the mercy of his successorThat kicker got me right where it hurts. And it's a good point. Why shouldn't removing a bike lane require extensive community input? Why shouldn't continuing the status quo of using massive amounts of municipal real estate to the insatiable appetites of drivers not be subject to periodic community input? The majority in my neighborhood doesn't even own a car. Why can't we vote to close our street to all motor vehicles except for deliveries, say?
Posted on February 13th, 2013 2:50pm
stairbob commented on Bloomberg unveils those tiny, tiny Manhattan apartmentsThanks, Dana. BTW, I found this link with ("100%") AMI values for 2012: http://www.nychdc.com/pages/Income-Eligibility.html $83,000- Family of four $74,700- Family of three $66,400- Family of two $58,100- Individual (Not sure I'd want to live in a "micro" with my 2 kids though :)
Posted on January 22nd, 2013 2:49pm
stairbob commented on Bloomberg unveils those tiny, tiny Manhattan apartmentsAny word on the income requirements?
Posted on January 22nd, 2013 1:46pm
stairbob commented on Bloomberg's confession on the policing of bikes (and cars, and pedestrian)The problem is the laws are all "automobile laws" and we try to force bicyclists and pedestrians to conform to them. We let the most obtrusive, most dangerous, most space inefficient mode (motor vehicles) dictate when everyone else can cross an intersection and no one thinks a thing of it.
Posted on January 11th, 2013 11:16am