Friday, April 01, 2005

The Carpal Tunnel

According to an page 1 article, after spending $3.4 million, including $722,000 spent on a pre-construction study, the new bicycle tunnel at Homer and Alma in Palo Alto has created a new hazzard; one pedestrian was nearly run over by a cyclist. All of which makes the $250,000 grant for the tunnel from the Palo Alto Medical Foundation seem like a clever way to drum up additional business. But now we're asked to consider ways to prevent such accidents, including further construction. Wouldn't a mirror and sign solve the occasional problem? Maybe that could even be paid for by asking for a return of some of the funds spent on the flawed study.


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