Listen sluggers, we've got nothing against you, so please don't pull us into this.
Apparently, D.C. Department of Transportation Director Gabe Klein has been too busy establishing bike lanes to understand the slug line concept. Encouraging the use of bikes is a good idea, but one bike takes one car off the street, while discouraging convenient pickup points for slug riders makes traffic congestion worse. It’s simple math: One slug pickup puts a minimum of two extra riders in the same car, which means two fewer vehicles on the streets.
But now that you bring it up, the original sluggers were people waiting at the bus stop. It's possible that slugs don't reduce car use, but reduce transit use - though it's likely it reduces both.