Eric Garcetti is a Hollywood sellout & Spring St. bike lanes told me so

Behold Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles after Mayor Villaraigosa decided to help Los Angeles become a progressive, environmentally sustainable, financially strong, city (for once in it’s existence) by having Spring Street turn into a showpiece of the legal limits of bike projects in Los Angeles:

Spring Street bike lane in DTLA

Behold Spring Street in Downtown Los Angeles after Mayor Eric Garcetti decided that the votes and contributions of downtown interests and bike riders count for sh^^ compared to the big money donations from the production companies that like DTLA cheap, ugly, and a stand-in for post-industrial urban decay:

Spring Street bike lane after Eric Garcetti

Distinctive green paint? Gone. White cross-hatched buffer? Gone. Symbol of a change for the better in DTLA that had near unanimous support from neighborhood councils & business interests alike? Gone.

What is there now? A paean to the Hollywood cargo cult, complete with tax subsidies at the ready for a business that routinely deludes and psychologically enslaves us to a consumptive and bankrupt corporate controlled way of life. I am sure it had nothing to do with their ability to buy votes with advertising and air time during elections or pay for mailers and robo-calls on Garcetti’s behalf.

Now if that isn’t a symbol of the type of Manchurian candidate, back-stabbing, flip-flopping, jerk Eric Garcetti turned out to be once elected I don’t know what is. Get bent, Garcetti. What is your problem man?

I can’t believe I talked people into voting for you! We would have been better off with Kevin James! At least we knew he was a smog-loving 20th century car driving man. And so handsome as well!

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  1. rik
    Posted October 5, 2013 at 2:32 pm | Permalink

    Wow, no contrast with the pavement at all. Even the white-bordered lanes (without any green) are better than that travesty.

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