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Using any type of motor vehicle is a fail in numerous ways.

March 21 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

Anything automobile centric will be doomed in the future and just lead to ruination.
Let’s works towards protecting the environment,our health and safety and saving a
good future for Tacoma.Abandon those anthropocence mobile species extinction death machines (the car).Tacoma deserves better like having funicular public or cargo transport.


March 18 2015 Draft Transportation Master Plan Ready for More Public Input

If Robert Hill runs he will certainly get my vote.
Perhaps RRAnderson at feedtacome could make up some new campaign posters too like he did last time.Those were awesome.

March 18 2015 Tacoma City Council District 3 Race Gets Going

Using motor vehicles is not sustainable (for a long term future here) because petroleum fuels are finate (they will become extremely rare and expensive by the mid 21st century)  and electrical energy is limited as well so you can’t replace hugely energy wasting inefficient ICE motor vehicles with huge energy wasting inefficient electrically powered ones.
There should be a big sin tax on motor vehicles because they are so destructive to the environment (major source of human based CO2

February 27 2015 Mayor Strickland Announces $500 Million Plan to Fix All the Potholes

So you prefer mass extinction in the short anthropocene due to everyone having and using Motor vehicles
.Here is a different set of better ideas and why the car culture is insanity.

February 27 2015 Mayor Strickland Announces $500 Million Plan to Fix All the Potholes

$500 million dollars is basically $2,500 per every man,woman,child and infant in Tacoma.Motor vehicle infrastructure is insanity.Save all that money instead and abandon the lunatic automobile centric model.It is unsustainable for any future.
The streets should be only for humans and human powered vehicles.No need for huge 4 lane streets anymore.
Here is the answer.

February 26 2015 Mayor Strickland Announces $500 Million Plan to Fix All the Potholes

Why should property owners be responsible for the taxes on restoring the streets.
It should be directly the motor vehicles owners that are responsible since they are using it and creating the problems like potholes and sometimes driving with winter chains that wreck the streets.There are property owners whom don’t own motor vehicles.

February 26 2015 Mayor Strickland Announces $500 Million Plan to Fix All the Potholes

Those responsible for creating the potholes should be the ones whom should be taxed for repairing them not like landline phone users or others.
Heavy commercial and construction vehicles should be taxed the most since they are responsible for much of the damage,then heavy trucks,vans and SUV’s. Lighter passenger vehicles should be taxed less.Motocycles and scooters the least.
Tax by vehicle weight and be fair tax especially more if its’s for business (commercial) reasons as they are heavy

February 25 2015 Mayor Strickland to Announce Plan to Fix Potholes

I’ll disagree a lot with your walking rates.
5.6 mph is not walking rather it’s jogging.
I say that an average walking rate is between 2 to 3 miles an hour with no stopping,
2 or less mph being far more likely as the walker has to often stop and wait at intersections with crossing lights to cross a street (Much more likely in downtown Tacoma)

February 07 2015 Obama Budget Includes Link Extension Funding

Everywhere it should be paid parking for motor vehicles.Everywhere ! 24/7/365
You drive you pay until you’re bankrupt.

February 07 2015 Pay Parking in Proctor

The problem is that people are not living life according to personal responsibility rather the opposite of it due to either bad habits or ignorance.It would be somewhat similar to people smoking tobacco cigarettes and blowing that smoke in your face.Hypothetically if 95% of the population did that it doesn’t make it a healthy or smart choice.
So I am saying that the vast majority of people are wrong
in how they use (abuse) motor vehicles and they way they use transportation.A much worse problem

January 31 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

Some short videos here on why automobile centric transportation methods are gravely flawed.Whoever has created this GS Building Plan for their transportation study should have been retired as their methodology is obsolete and from the past.

This one is great and short.
His Youtube page has a lot of other great similar videos and examples
and he even sells some books on his ideas.He should win the Nobel Prize.

Car Trouble: And How to Fix It



January 29 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

I completely agree with ckarnes here. This is an motor vehicle centric idea basically a proven failure of a unsustainable system from more than 50 or 60 years ago.
It would be like planning to build another ASARCO smelting plant here.
There shoud be a design to have a bus transit main covered stop there and also consideration ( an area left planned for a future trolley system stop center there too).
In addition 8 short term bicycle spaces for the public is absurdly low instead there should be

January 29 2015 Pierce County General Services Building: Growing Plans

I had a heart attack earlier this year (my heart functions now at a meager 25% efficiency) though now I cycle around 18 miles per day,5 days per week.

What I learned in the cardio rehab class was that the people in this country are facing a cardiovascular epidemic with about half the population eventually dying of cardiovascular disease due to our bad American habits like our poor high chloresterol red meat,fast foot,prepared foods,restaurant food diets,our sedentary (lack of exercise)

January 24 2015 2015 Will Be the "Year of the Bike" in Tacoma

Due to projected Sea Level rise this area will likely be underwater in 100 years anyway.It already is at risk if there is an Earthquake caused Tsunami too.
Even with Dikes (Sea Walls) it will certainly be a doomed underwater area by 200 years.
So Sea rise will annex this and be laughing at the developers in the end.

January 23 2015 Annexing Point Ruston

“To accommodate this growth, the MUCs are zoned for higher density, non-automobile dependent development. The goal is for these neighborhoods to function more or less self-sufficiently, with a mix of uses to allow residents and workers to meet many of their needs within the neighborhood, without getting in their cars.”

To phase out automobile dependancy in those areas just limit on street parking in those areas with 30 minute or less parking or just delivery or utility type parking only.Put

January 15 2015 Reviewing Tacoma's Mixed Use Centers

I believe that we are expecting population growth for various reasons including a explosion of future climate change refugees.Tacoma will be facing huge population growth probably much greater by far than predicted.Unfortunately we have to adapt in order to survive.We are like astronauts on Spaceship Earth except we are on one with a big problem like Apollo 13.We humans collectively are in a lot of trouble due to our unsustainable lifestyles and unless there are drastic changes quickly we won’t

January 04 2015 A Conservation District to Preserve Lack of Density?

Cardiovascular Disease is the largest cause of death by far and so are other many other medical conditions/diseases.

September 25 2014 City Council Will Discuss Supporting Increased Gun Sale Background Check Requirements

Unless you’re badly physically handicapped 5 blocks should be an easy short distance walk maybe between a quarter and a third of a miles distance.At 2 miles per hour walking that would be merely a 10 minute walk (should be easy for normal people).
Just buy your own personal shopping cart like many Pierce Transit bus passengers do.Need to carry more for your family get your wife and kids their own carts too and have them come along.Either that or just purchase less groceries more often with your

September 15 2014 Help Fix Tacoma's Residential Parking Permit Program

The problem is Tacoma is destructively,excessively motor vehicle dependant leading to a soon future of a devastating catastrophe of absolute ruination when petroleum fuels will become scarce in a few decades from now.It will happen and there won’t be enough electricity if everyone had an electric car instead.
What would you do if gasoline cost $150 per gallon and there were immobile junkers parked on the street blocking any traffic?
In that time cars will be the ugly unwanted garbage heaps of

September 12 2014 Help Fix Tacoma's Residential Parking Permit Program

It used to be quite a large fad (albeit illegal) for electronic communications enthusiasts (private individuals ) to monitor cellular phone conversations just for laughs even 25 and 30 years ago.Anyone adept can be their own private NSA too and join the club.
It could be mindbogglingly fun fun fun.
I know of people that just for kicks remotely monitor encrypted information on police laptops.

August 29 2014 Is TPD Playing Big Brother?

I have some spare cardboard boxes for the mayor and some city council members so they will have a place to reside in if there is a costly judgement against them.
I recommend watching the movie Life Stinks by Mel Brooks.There is also a place for meals at St Leo’s in Tacoma for the indigent.

August 29 2014 Walmart Developer Sues Tacoma

There are also many people whom assume they can’t ride a human powered vehicle like a bicycle because of balance problems,poor physical conditioning or other disability.For those with balance problems there are recumbent trikes,velomobiles or even adult trikes (usually inexpensive).For poor physical conditioning and heart problems electric assisted bikes or electric bike motor kits come into play.One great new hybrid human/electric powered vehicle is the Organic Transit ELF Solar or plug in

August 12 2014 Stadium in Motion

It helps combat anthropogenic carbon dioxide emissions (awesome) and saves money.
My only beef with it is the dilemma if one forgets to put out the garbage (big trouble as it won’t be picked up for another two weeks.Same thing with the recycling.One has to be very vigilant and not make a mistake Before forgetting to put out the weekly garbage was a darn I missed it but workable.Now it can be a bigger smellier hardship.
I have downsized my garbage service to save money on my utility bill but

July 25 2014 Every-Other-Week Trash Pick-Up Update

I think that the Tacoma City Council will be safe for a while (again) from Gadfly Robert Hill as I just looked upon his name at WA Courts online and saw a Robert Jesse Hill booked in the Kitsap County Jail on a Felony Promoting Prostitution charge with a $150,000 bail.Not 100% sure but I think that it’s him.


However I do miss the local comedy viewing on TV Tacoma

July 12 2014 Tacoma City Council Meeting - July 8, 2014

How about bum shacks and a tent city there for the street people that normally live in cardboard boxes.

June 22 2014 Tacoma Dome Transit Oriented Development - Who's Interested?

I am commuter cyclist on a specific route so personally I’ve never riden yet on the Scott Pierson trail.Is that where they just have a crosswalk between the trail parts in that busy area?
If so maybe they could put up a narrow elevated bridge?
It might be costly yet how much are lives,injuries worth?

June 22 2014 Next Steps for Pedestrian Crossing Improvements

A saner city council headed by future Mayor Robert Hill.

June 18 2014 Tacoma 2025: What's Your Vision for Tacoma?

Already there is a lot of on street (Motor Vehicle) parking on those fairly narrow streets in that multi family/single family home part (the orange/yellow colored map section) area so a bicycle lane would be futile without banning on street parking.
Biking is not too bad right now as long as there is not a lot of motor vehicle traffic.

May 22 2014 (Re)Planning the Tacoma Mall Area

Most People should commute to work no more than 10 miles (5 miles or less is better) from where they reside.
Auto Dependency is harming much of life on Earth.

May 21 2014 Finding the Right Job-Housing Balance for Tacoma

With 10 story multi family housing where will people park their motor vehicles?
If it’s self contained it might work (except for insane local area auto dependant gridlock traffic)
With a massive increase in Motor Vehicles due to increased density it will be difficult to cross any street in the area without street lights,crosswalks with signals etc.
The only way to mitigate this would be to eliminate the motor vehicles or limit them somehow.
Eventually in several decades petroleum fuels will be

May 21 2014 (Re)Planning the Tacoma Mall Area

I need to ride more anyways but I was disappointed seeing so few people on bikes on Earth Day.In fact I saw little mentioned of Earth Day in the newspapers or online.
It bummed me out as though saving the Earth and most species means nothing compared to the almighty dollar.I saw only one other bicyclist that day (April 22nd) most people just didn’t care as I saw them driving their fossil fueled CO2 emitting monsters.

May 01 2014 Get Excited for Bike Month!

Motor Vehicle traffic will get worse but in the calculus due to petroleum world resource depletion issues and even alternative fuels fortunately congestion will diminish just in a couple of decades as fuels or even energy becomes much more prohibitive (costly) and scarce.It will become unsustainable as there will to quote a title of a famous study from the 1970’s called the Limits of Growth.By 2040 or 2050 the Interstate Highways system itself will become mostly a Velomobile,surrey,bicycle or

April 18 2014 I-5 Congestion Around JBLM - How Do You Fix It?

If I had not changed service levels this would have become a never ending trauma/torture costing me around $35 a month for 60 gallon service I didn’t need (comes to roughly $420 a year).

Edit sorry I meant around $35 a month EXTRA for 60 gallon service than for 30 Gallon service.

January 09 2014 Every Other Week Garbage Pick-Up


I can understand workers being wrong but I will not like being forced to pay for services that I don’t get.One can never know because often times someone is overbilled because of a possible embezzlement possibility on the part of greedy/corrupt accountants/billing workers (Hey if tens of thousands of ratepayers were overcharged that would add up to lots of money right?). I am not accusing them of this though but there was clear resistance on their part either because of this new

January 09 2014 Every Other Week Garbage Pick-Up

If you request a switch your level of service at the same time that the city utilities solid waste department phases this in your area you might have headaches.Check your Utility Bill closely and contest any overcharge.

I was still being overcharged for a 60 gallon garbage container service level on my bimonthly utility bill during the period in which my pickup had changed to the Every Other Weekly Garbage pickup area.
I had also switched to 30 Gallon Garbage Every Other Weekly service and

January 09 2014 Every Other Week Garbage Pick-Up

The city of Tacoma would have been fabulously rich if it had listened to the advise of Robert Hill and invested in Gold at the time no matter how nutty Robert Hill seems to appear to be.

January 05 2014 What will we be talking about in 2014?

Wow a Tacomic we can comment on without having to use Facebook.
This is so awesome.

How about RR Anderson as a city council member choice
At least he would make us laugh and might even make watching the council meetings on TV Tacoma funny and entertaining again

December 17 2013 District 1 Bingo

I lived next to a townhouse that was built next to my single family residence 5 years ago.They each have a parking garage and a driveway.Guess what most of the residents use the garage for storage and have 3 or 4 motor vehicles.One resident chain parks his SUV’s in front of my house and occasionally some dum***s parks in front of my driveway blocking my right of way.Trust me on this.They can build underground parking all they want but on average each resident renter dweller or family will have

December 13 2013 Are You Ready For a New Proctor?

Just appoint a valid sane person to the city council like Robert Jesse Hill (he can serve from his jail cell and will soon be released from in a few months from, now).

December 01 2013 Tacoma City Council Member to Take Leave of Absence
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