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Quote from Sam Liccardo, mayor of San Jose CA, when asked what he would do if he were absolute ruler of the world:

http://www.mercurynews.com/bay-area-news/ci_29322036/sam-liccardo-offers-an-inside-glimpse-at-his

Original photo by Sheldon Hambrick for San Jose Bike Party:

http://www.sjbikeparty.org/2015/12/14/san-jose-bike-party-year-in-review-2015/

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Also: no more traffic jams, way less tax, and more individual accountability!

Yes!!

That quote is so good it's worth transcribing:

If you were absolute ruler of the world, what over-arching change (in attitude and sentiment) toward good would you make?

We'll exchange 90 percent of our automobiles for bicycles and use all of the vacant parking lots to build housing for the homeless. That change in travel would vastly reduce GHG emissions (by 40 percent), cut diabetes and other obesity-related diseases by two-thirds, eliminate every city's infrastructure backlog and end homelessness. Not bad for an application of 19th century technology. ~Sam Liccardo, mayor of San Jose CA

It would have been awesome to start this article with the absolute ruler question 

It was pretty awesome ending on that. Makes me want to vote for Sam Liccardo for everything!

Too bad most of America's cities are still too afraid to make driving unappealing.

http://pandawhale.com/post/69804/americas-cities-are-still-too-afraid-to-make-driving-unappealing

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