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by Tanya Snyder
While I’m a fan of Klein (and Sadik-Khan), I think it’s time to move beyond this rock star mythology for agency heads. Chicago certainly saw a nice bump under his tenure, but it’s not as if they hadn’t built any bike lines prior. The article just proves that strong grassroots advocacy, experienced and creative agency staff and willing political leadership togher can bring about progress regardless of any one particular person.
I don’t know if I entirely agree. Sometimes all the hard work in the world doesn’t make it to the top of the political food chain if you don’t have a rock star like Klein or Sadik-Khan working your issues.
“I still don't understand how traffic engineers are so concerned about "liability, liability, liability" for any remotely nonstandard design, and then actual, real life death traps are allowed to persist with no accountability whatsoever.”
– Jake Wegmann
In response to "Tampa, Florida: A Case Study in Saddling the Poor With Traffic Violence"