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“Unless you try, you won’t know.”

May 11, 2011

Here’s then-DOT Commisioner Iris Weinshall in 2007 on the subject of countdown clocks for pedestrians.

A pilot project costing $186,000 was launched, even as Weinshall conceded publicly: “We have been against it for a while. Maybe the engineers are incorrect. Maybe this thing will work. But unless you try, you won’t know.”

And in the case of bike lanes, if you do try and it works but you don’t like the results, you can always sue.
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3 Comments
  1. krstrois permalink
    May 11, 2011 9:20 am

    I always imagine her at a drinks party sighing about everything.

  2. Jacob permalink
    May 11, 2011 2:48 pm

    Wrong image KRS. At the party she’s getting up in the mayor’s face asking him to rip out the PPW bike lane.

  3. Oscar permalink
    May 11, 2011 2:56 pm

    And then going home after the party and screaming at her husband, “This was MY city! I was the best DOT commissioner, not that European lady!!!!”

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