Posted on November 3rd, 2015 at 4:56 pm.
A poster taped to some poles in the Richmond area.
In advance of Thursday’s city open house about a proposed traffic diverter at SE 32nd and Clinton, a set of flyers shows the nuance among people who are concerned about the current plan.
In short: even the people who are trying to organize opposition to this plan seem to be arguing for more diverters, not fewer.
The anonymous creator of these flyers is concerned that if a new traffic diverter is placed at 32nd, “hundreds of cars” currently using Clinton as a westbound neighborhood cut-through during rush hour will turn south at 32nd and then make the first right, which is Woodward Street.
This is reminiscent of a sentence that advocates for bike infrastructure hear frequently:
I support bike safety and ride a bike myself but (PROPOSED BIKEWAY IMPROVEMENT) is wrongheaded because (POSSIBLE PROBLEM FOR ME) so the real solution is (POLITICALLY OR FINANCIALLY IMPOSSIBLE ALTERNATIVE).
But if you look closely, that’s not quite what’s going on here.