The Editor's Back Fence

Department of Oh Sure

Thursday August 07, 2014 - 10:46:00 AM

Herewith we launch a new BDP feature, the Department of Oh Sure, wherein we post irrational claims in the flood of campaign emails we receive. Names of the guilty will not necessarily be revealed: it would just encourage them.

This Just In: Parking = Traffic

From a lobbying organization trying to defeat Berkeley's Green Downtown initiative:

"Creating more traffic: the Downtown Initiative would significantly increase how much parking is built in downtown Berkeley and even make zero-parking projects illegal. More parking will create more traffic and make walking, biking, and transit less useful and convenient."

Oh Sure . . .