Day: May 9, 2012

One more post about Reason and Expo

I know I said any time spent discussing the Reason article proclaiming terrible Expo Light Rail ridership is time wasted, and yet here I am, typing away. They’ve gone out of their way to link to me, so I might as well point out a couple more problems I have with their critique of the Expo line. But then no more, I’ve got too much of a backlog of stuff I’ve been wanting to talk about.

Here is their response to my previous post on the subject, which Streetsblog picked up on.

The too-early-to-judge complaint is one you hear all the time about rail, but curiously never about cars, movies, burgers, condominiums, software, new fashion lines, tech gadgets, or pretty much any other product that is brought to market. For all the palaver about “soft launches,” “slow rollouts” and the like, your opening sales figure is almost always a good indicator of how you’re going to do over the Long Tail. That’s why they call it the “Long Tail” and not the “Long Trunk” or the “Long Opposable Thumb.” Click to read more!

Mall to mall bike ride is tomorrow

Looking for something to do before work tomorrow? I’m not quite sure why they picked Wednesday, but IBikeFresno is hosting a group ride, with police escort.

If you come from Clovis, it is actually a mall to mall to mall ride.

Where: Starts at the Manchester Sears Parking Lot and ends at Fresno Brewing Company.
Time: Ride departs at 8:15a so you should be there a little earlier. People tend to start gathering at about 7:45a.

Presented by the Fresno County Bicycle Coalition (FCBC), hop on your bike for a fun ride straight down the middle of Blackstone.

The Fresno Police Department stops traffic and allows bikes to take back the road for a few miles. You’ll be riding alongside local elected officials, community leaders, business owners and bike enthusiasts from the Manchester Mall SEARS parking lot and down the Fulton Mall. Then hang out for snacks, pictures and community. Click to read more!