Streetsblog California editor Melanie Curry has been thinking about transportation, and how to improve conditions for bicyclists, since her early days commuting by bike to UCLA long ago. She was Managing Editor at the East Bay Express, and edited Access Magazine for the University of California Transportation Center. She also earned her Masters in City Planning from UC Berkeley.
The ads show a Latinx mom with three kids, looking at the camera with concern. “We can’t afford runaway energy and fuel costs” is printed across the photo. A particularly sad-looking young fellow in a safety vest and hard hat named Jarred—first name only—stands next to the words: “We can’t afford more costs to fuel.” […]