Have you seen the silliness the Dahlem Family, Davis Electronics and a few uptight white people in Mockingbird Valley are pushing via Bob Gunnell?
Save 42 dot org
Because adding sidewalks in an urban neighborhood is a terrible idea. Can’t be having the poors and the non-whites walking any closer to their precious homes. Can’t be allowing the visually impaired to safely walk to Kroger. And can’t be having to drive slower than 65 miles per hour in a residential area.
What businesses, exactly, would LOSE CUSTOMERS because traffic is cut to three lanes and the neighborhood becomes more walkable? It opens the doors to more business. Here’s what’s on the street: gas stations, Kroger, pizza delivery joints, a laundromat, Subway and a two-way radio company that sells business-to-business. And we’re supposed to believe making Brownsboro Road safer and healthier will kill their jobs and drive people away.
Once you stop laughing at it all, you should take a look at their “petition” – it’s a mishmash of Dahlem folks and people who do nothing but speed through Lower Brownsboro Road. Absolutely hilarious.
It’s all being driven by Dahlem and Davis Electronics, which owns Save42.org:
Which is apparently paying Bob Gunnell to push this ignorance on the community.
So let’s call this what it is: white fear. The same thing that drives white flight. A bunch of people pissed off that they won’t be able to treat a residential street as an expressway from their McMansion in a faux neighborhood. They want to speed as quickly as possible through an area that may be a bit more diverse than the East End Ladies Of Leisure (EELOL) they’re used to.