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Old Posted Jul 23, 2011, 2:46 AM
Zassk Zassk is offline
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I'm not much of a fan of the way the bike lanes were brought in, but I will agree with one thing - businesses have no right to rely on street-side parking. And if we are going to set aside more right-of-way space for bikes (or pedestrians, for that matter), then I would choose to convert the space currently used for parking before any other options.

I think street-side parking is ugly, and expensive to society, and is generally more intrusive to foot/cycle traffic than moving vehicles. I think it's greatly presumptuous for anyone to demand precious street space be constructed and maintained just for them to park on - whether for residents or business. Street side parking is a waste of infrastructure, and probably encourages car ownership more than the travel lanes themselves do.
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