Ok i had a 1986 mercedes 300e 5 speed manual with a foot "emergency brake", and idk how you could possibly apply that in traffic without a major inconvenience. It is not anymore dangerous IMO to leave your foot on the clutch and brake and roll over to the throttle with your right foot. I'm from San Francisco which has more hills than where your from and its got more traffic and more terrible asian drivers (not that there genetically predisposed). My clutch never failed through 178k and my brakes didn't prematurely wear. Anecdotal yes, valid yes. I wasn't tested for parallel parking, only that I can pull up to a curb and reverse 5 feet.
Choxor ur always good for a laugh.
Going to Bimmerfest West
01 325i ZPP 5 speed, 101,xxx