Obstruct This

By Ryan McGreal
Published April 11, 2006

Amazing news out of California: according to the Los Angeles Daily News, a police officer cited an 82 year old woman with a $114 (USD) ticket for taking too long to cross an intersection.

Mayvis Coyle explains that the light changed from green to red before she had time to cross the five-lane boulevard. She claims the officer told her, "You're obstructing the flow of traffic."

That's the logic of sprawl in a nutshell.

Ryan McGreal, the editor of Raise the Hammer, lives in Hamilton with his family and works as a programmer, writer and consultant. Ryan volunteers with Hamilton Light Rail, a citizen group dedicated to bringing light rail transit to Hamilton. Ryan writes a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. He also maintains a personal website, has been known to share passing thoughts on Twitter and Facebook, and posts the occasional cat photo on Instagram.


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