House poor, data rich

How are rising home prices good for those who can't afford a home? San Diego is the least affordable housing market in the country. Yet there's one comment here while Don's anti-development piece (http://www.sandiegoreader.com/news/2015/apr/02/...) has dozens, mostly railing against any badly-needed housing. How does preventing new development near transit make San Diego more affordable? Many of the Reader's commenters oppose providing housing for younger residents (many of whom are already here, consuming water in their parents homes) and disregard its impact on our city's economy and jobs. Who will companies employ when our skilled talent leaves because they can't afford it here?
— April 20, 2015 11:42 a.m.

Mass-transit shame!

Every lane of every north/south street in Bankers Hill was devoted to auto travel or parking. City studies of daily traffic counts showed abundant excess capacity on 4th/5th up to Laurel, so one lane in each direction was converted to a bike lane. Every other lane is still dedicated to autos. I filmed 5th Ave at rush hour and found absolutely no traffic impact: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CEMHrw9RfTI LovesHillcrest (or is it Hillquest?) and their ilk have claimed ownership of our public roads for motorists only. They declare that no space should be provided for the safety of their fellow residents (and road taxpayers) who choose to bike. That's contradictory to the inclusiveness of the neighborhood.
— August 4, 2014 11:42 p.m.