Monday, January 5, 2009

If It Looks Like a Duck and Quacks Like a Duck...

...We have to at least consider it is deliberate classism. Yes, I'm talking about the bus thing. For those of you who haven't seen this. Chris Young at City Paper wrote an article about Century III, South Hills Village and Ross Park's reluctance to allow PAT buses to use their roadways. They have claimed that this is because the busways need to be repaired and PAT doesn't want to pay.

My Thoughts:
  • Think about the relative surface area of a busway and a parking lot. You don't hear them complaining about resurfacing the parking lot.
  • Is it even legal to make a shopping mall, allow general traffic, and disallow buses? If it is, it damn well shouldn't be.
  • Would a boycott of Simon Malls (all of the mentioned malls are Simon) be able to get any ground over this? (probably not, but worth asking)
  • What about saying, "the health inspector takes the bus to do food court inspections, no bus stop, no legal food court."

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