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 wrote a city affairs column in Hamilton Magazine, and several of his articles have been published in the Hamilton Spectator. His articles have also been published in The Walrus, HuffPost and Behind the Numbers. He 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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