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Software engineer. Board trustee @eb4everyone. Opinions my own. If I die from policy failure, please politicize it. He/him/his.

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The only cycling gatekeeping I'll do is for those people who park their trucks and SUVs at my office everyday with… https://t.co/gyfCHolTq8San Francisco has approved 13 jobs for every 1 housing unit approved, forcing Oakland to house the former’s growing… https://t.co/2v7xQr3De8
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12/7
2019
@mlroach People definitely do this for DreamForce (as evidenced by conference badges on the morning commute at 12th Street BART).
12/5
2019
@YourProtagonist @markasaurus @SFBART BPD needs to be disbanded. At least from personal experience and news coverag… https://t.co/tJ2bk5bUbo @emilymbadger Pittsburgh. Downtown / Oakland is vibrant. City buses are fast with contra-flow lanes. Inter-city bus… https://t.co/mhYeJg5Dkv @Hyper_lexic We're getting kicked out for a condo conversion. On the upside the new place we found has two months f… https://t.co/2QYAlUCQfS
12/4
2019
@aceckhouse @OakDOT Washington Street? I think there's bike lanes all of the way. But that's literally the only one which is not good.
12/3
2019
@eean @SenWarren Corn policy is to agriculture policy as bike policy is to transportation policy.SB #Caltrain #320 just started moving outside Menlo Park, 14 minutes off schedule. @marcus_ismael @ArmandDoma I don't think this is a controversial opinion. A lot of non-urbanist, non-Twitter people… https://t.co/deC5RDcC2t @jasonpjason 2nd generation student here. I had to harass my mom to file her taxes just so I could get my grants. I… https://t.co/FpE4sQHBfhBicyclists shouldn't have to stop at stop signs. (And we should be allowed to treat red lights like a 4-way stop if… https://t.co/ZxL1x7ROvD
12/2
2019
@eean @SenWarren I'm pretty sure more people own bikes than corn farms. Maybe we could hold the first primaries in… https://t.co/LzseruizH7I know @SenWarren talks about ending traffic violence. But now I want to see a plan like this to address it. https://t.co/uxse8xi5QvI don’t know who needs to hear this But if you really cared about the planet you’d be regulating cars, not straws
Retweeted by Joshua DavisThis is like blaming sick people for the increasing cost of healthcare. It's a true fact, but totally unhelpful. Wh… https://t.co/GUihCd4ZT9Something is horribly wrong with how we license drivers. How do people think it's OK to flee after checking a perso… https://t.co/qDnloVAqPf @sharethecities I graduated right before my community college cracked the 3-digit mark. It appears that tuition is… https://t.co/xDzYaBIEc4
12/1
2019
@jwalshie Sounds ridiculous. When I was a kid it was sit in a corner, eat snacks, read a book and most of all don't… https://t.co/WIEUd0qesK @eean Public as in listed on a public market or as owned by the government?Are non-revenue @rideact buses supposed to park in crosswalks? https://t.co/PiwswcdYrEAnyone who feels victimized for being a real estate millionaire can donate their wealth. Perhaps deed the house to… https://t.co/2ewGQtnTHT @Ollie_Cycles Be patient. One of these e-scooters or e-bikes is going to catch fire on a train one day. @Hyper_lexic IIRC it's Hawaii, California and Colorado that are the few states with increasing life expectancy. The… https://t.co/byzNM4otkCBefore math and science we blamed calamity on the gods. Now we can look to politicians and scientists when war, dro… https://t.co/I0qPOakqXH
11/30
2019
@ArmandDoma And the person who lost the same race was also from New York. @RobinMazumder In real life I'm rarely passed by other bike riders. On Strava my ranking makes me look like I've ne… https://t.co/hwuPbhB6zX @sidkap_ I assume this is one reason grocery stores are so far apart as compared to many cities in Western and Northern Europe.Car violence is asking @elonmusk to make the cybertruck even more dangerous to pedastrians, bikes and other cars. https://t.co/HIAwOnpXOz @dbloom Most e-commerce sites charge sales tax now. Platforms like Avalara make it easy to calculate the thousands… https://t.co/lpeuBaDosf
11/29
2019
@rabonour Add yes I know there are ways to have excursion fares refunded by calling customer service *shudders* @rabonour Would be nice if there were Tweets about everytime someone pays an illegitimate "excursion fee." I think… https://t.co/SPioeI6ilm @Alex_Danco That was one of the things that impressed me about my current gig. During the offer process a co-founde… https://t.co/io0sLTglCP @SFBART @WoPSufir @FitzTheReporter Well I'm sure the airlines could figure a way, but then folks would complain abo… https://t.co/xTlKZvTPN9 @TyroneJue Can a system be installed that: * Flashes a warning sign * Sprays out water * Sounds a loud horn This… https://t.co/VZDJwUX1eb @plinss @aaronpriven @tabatkins Interesting... Can I use the bike speeds on Strava to legally exceed the ridiculous… https://t.co/eG570wNtN9I'm on year 3 of not seeing the biological family for Thanksgiving... Honestly spending time with the family is overrated. @CALHSR @alevin If that's how workers feel the union should champion full automation. Put the train operators out o… https://t.co/SYG1kKXLmZ @alevin I'm so looking forward to my Thanksgiving BART ride to Hayward. It's telling that the new GM is spending t… https://t.co/o7o9MotvzW
11/28
2019
@monicamallon They're just getting unionized, so I'm guessing the answer is "not well." They're also way worse at d… https://t.co/e2B25F17jO @wafoli Ditto... I can't believe the new "road diet" on 3rd between 101 and Mission. They now expect bikes to ride… https://t.co/g6HX0QBcNO @prinzrob Boomers+ still close them, in this case the kids aren't alright.
11/27
2019
@kylpeacock @SFBART Oh that's what was happening. My operator didn't even make any announcements. It took me almost… https://t.co/i769hd28We
11/26
2019
@aceckhouse Yes and if their fire truck's ladders are too short for multi-level buildings the same should apply.
11/25
2019
@markasaurus The So Delicious vegan ice creams changed my mind on this. All nut milks can be tasty if used in the r… https://t.co/eo3NsYrVfSPickled herring is actually good. (I'm willing to reassess again on an aquavit-free night.) https://t.co/cCzUjStgeN @rachelswan I saw that exact situation happen on Grand Ave & Lee Street a few months back. Since the pedastrian esc… https://t.co/oQAT4DINqE
11/24
2019
@dckuta @nateaff I'm a low 6-figure person in the Bay Area. As someone who grew up in a single family household mak… https://t.co/DUyuJ7tT6l @MarketUrbanism Ditto. People rarely look up*, so if this makes the neighborhood character folks happy than more of… https://t.co/YiPWopLHfjThe killer in the latest BART violence shot people from a car. Yet all I'm seeing are calls to stop transit fare ch… https://t.co/zOpikur5bxLocal control is literally about to kill us all. There's nothing locally unique about wood frame houses and vegetat… https://t.co/Tb8ZOMrDhaNo one was killed? No one was injured? In NYC my train hit a lady. The operator looked out, saw she was "only" inju… https://t.co/jRpbqh8ix6 @suyashcjoshi @Caltrain Right this is the second week in a row this has happened. Good thing I don't have kids in d… https://t.co/XffQ5HIo3g @cifip @Caltrain #385 announced a hold at Hayward Park. The PIDs also indicate problems. I think your conductor is just really optimistic.So if @SFBART is going to cut Sunday frequency to 24 minutes then there should be signs and flyers at *every statio… https://t.co/j3IPgLOBpa
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11/23
2019
@drivingmzstacey @sfmta_muni Well they put down new paint for more bus lanes and a bus boarding island. Looks like… https://t.co/54AL0mgI6V
11/22
2019
Pros of DreamForce week: * Lots of pedastrians. Downtown SF feels like a real city even at dawn. * Crossing guard… https://t.co/tZE3ROUusb
11/21
2019
In the last ten years, the number of Amish buggy drivers/passengers hit by automobile drivers has increased at the… https://t.co/EZC1bClsY2
Retweeted by Joshua Davis
11/19
2019
The CFPB protects consumers from Big Banks, Wall Street, and predatory lenders. We need a Tenant Protection Bureau… https://t.co/gU3WLazQj3
Retweeted by Joshua Davis
11/18
2019
@jef_poskanzer @jwalshie @SFBART I still use my bungee on about 20% of multi-modal BART trips. @jef_poskanzer @jwalshie @SFBART Yeah sometimes it's possible to tie down two bikes, but that's about it.And here the cops are proving my point that cops are useless. https://t.co/0FWf2YYnOw @jwalshie @SFBART Hmm, I've been meaning to write a letter about these. On my trains they're frequently busted, and… https://t.co/SYOHnTJrGu @ban_SUVs @pyry In MPLS drivers are nice (i.e. not intentionally homicidal), but inattentive. In PDX they are nice… https://t.co/YucitwhzKI @ban_SUVs I spent a week biking and scootering around Portland and it's neighboring suburbs. I wasn't miserable (bu… https://t.co/CWb9wCcNryIf cops had the answers and solutions to these problems we'd expect the safest cities to be those with the most cop… https://t.co/fx2sD2rMyOThe violence that plagues us routinely is mostly preventable. Why are guns so easy to get? Why are boys trained and… https://t.co/5lSTg9Rh8EI would like society to treat routine violence similar to a public health crisis. When there's a disease outbreak e… https://t.co/gRXHHgk0RD
11/17
2019
@kenyaw @mcplanner @OGpenn Oh that's what was happening. @bikemarvin Caltrain is already at capacity. Trains are frequently packed to standing room capacity and bikes are r… https://t.co/x6dohLRS4P @sotiredofish Express lanes are for buses too. I used to take the NL over the bridge and got caught in the same tra… https://t.co/A7WsRYAeDQ @bikemarvin I'm aware of these plans. If there's enough demand to support 101 and 280 running parallel there's enou… https://t.co/bH0k881yx1 @sotiredofish Read my Tweets... I want private cars banned from public streets. Let humans take back the streets on… https://t.co/GTvoySs1orAny progress on getting rid of these, @JaniceForBART? https://t.co/tu69es3Lje
Retweeted by Joshua Davis @sotiredofish @Kaplan4Oakland Express lanes gives the government the capability to understand how much lane cheats… https://t.co/i7J15dEGi3 @bikemarvin Yes, SV needs housing. But this is different than expanding rail to a mere commuter suburb. SV is a maj… https://t.co/ymbuAMeG3W @bikemarvin Yes, and having redundancy still helps with other failure modes. For example pedastrian strikes, medica… https://t.co/72rCVd7s76 @cluebcke @nextdoorsv They stationed cops and tow trucks around San Mateo grade crossings after a rash of crashes a… https://t.co/xbfULKbTZMThis is why I cringe when people bring up hiring for "political diversity," or "philosophical diversity." Yes, thos… https://t.co/LvPYELokAC @markasaurus Yes, specifically on Caltrain where you have to remember to tag off or else be charged $14. Also the l… https://t.co/S8MZVgoa6q @graue @louismirante @aceckhouse Yes, but a pharmacist makes more than cashiers and stockers. It's specifically the… https://t.co/s3VIUFZYNm @aceckhouse I can't even pick up my prescriptions after 8pm in downtown Oakland. @Caltrain Thank you for keeping us updated on a Friday evening, I'm sure there's other things you'd rather be doing now.My normal commute takes an 1 hour 20 minutes. I've literally been on the platform for that entire time. Would someo… https://t.co/BpxiiXleJS @mateosfo I think I'm 3 trains behind you.I hope whoever abandoned their car on the Caltrain tracks loses their driver's license for life. In reality I know… https://t.co/qeSp8JhAhj
11/16
2019
Something we probably don't talk about enough is how pedestrian infrastructure and things like signal timing matter… https://t.co/LJTW3XQzxK
Retweeted by Joshua Davis
11/14
2019
@Hyper_lexic Yes: https://t.co/rach9UNjgb No one stops at intersections anyways (drivists and cyclists). Might as… https://t.co/axg3wS2xsw
11/13
2019
@The_Albatross @alfred_twu Passenger facility charges are capped at $4.50 according to Wikipedia. Perhaps they coul… https://t.co/lFp5LNHz11 @The_Albatross @alfred_twu Unfortunately, the FAA does not allow this. @The_Albatross @alfred_twu I'd love to see a $25 "transportation pollution abatement fee" levied on every ticket at… https://t.co/D8eJ7iKeVp @EastBayBeast2 It's already illegal to litter. No one is asking to remove the littering ban. @ArmandDoma @JaniceForBART @sfexaminer Even overnight "business class" Amtrak trains are stinky. That said I can't… https://t.co/MR7mBsn7CC
11/10
2019
Also I'll just say I break this rule every day. After choking down auto fumes on my bike ride to BART I'm definitel… https://t.co/BMQC5NH7TPCaltrain allows food, drink and BYOB. The ferry allows food, drink and even sells booze. BART is dirtier than Caltr… https://t.co/BXPzjFPmHeSo what I'm hearing is marathon days should be city-wide car free days. https://t.co/29Wib5vTP8The amount of cops out for AfroTech vs the clean tech "Grid Resilience" summit a few weeks back is interesting.Mad at power hungry BART cops? Hungry for change? Grab an egg McMuffin and join us at Embarcadero BART station on t… https://t.co/siVYM7Hylc
Retweeted by Joshua Davis
11/9
2019
@eean It beats working early though!I used to start work at 7 am in Palo Alto. I had to be on the train at 5:30am to arrive on time because only local trains run at that hour.
11/8
2019

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