Gene: Opposed to Street Circuits

Test driver Marc Gene says street circuits are unsafe.
"It is definitely not going to be safer for the drivers," Gene said of the apparent trend. "With the exception of Monaco, the occurrence of street races has been fading over the years." "I don't think it is a good idea that they start coming back, obviously because of safety," Gene continued. "But also in terms of the spectacle (I am opposed) because you almost never see overtaking on a street circuit. Just from the perspective of a driver, I am not in favour."
I would be opposed from a fan perspective.  It's more difficult to see the cars.  I'm not sure that street circuits are less safe.  I think that's just an excuse being used to quash the push for more street courses.

Credit F1-Live.com for the quote.