Today’s Headlines

  • Obama Calls for Carbon Cap, Fuel-Efficient Cars in Address to Congress (Grist)
  • Muni Begins Prepping Fast Pass Users for a July Fare Hike (SFist)
  • SF Supes Okay Launching TA Study on a Car-Free Market Street (SF Gate)
  • More on the SFBC’s "Big 56" Campaign to Move the Bike Plan Forward (SFBG)
  • Talks Begin on Building a Bicycle and Pedestrian Bridge in Santa Rosa (Press Democrat)
  • San Jose Neighborhood Against DOT Plan to Remove Crosswalk (Merc)
  • Novato Adopts "Green Building" Ordinance (Marin IJ)
  • Sacramento RT Plan Would Charge Drivers to Park in Light Rail Lots (Sac Bee)
  • Arizona to Consider Idaho-Style ‘Rolling Stop’ for Cyclists (Tucson Bike Lawyer via
  • "Bicycles Love Poems" (


Today’s Headlines

Pedestrian Seriously Hurt After Being Hit by a Car at Franklin and Geary in SF (BCN via SF Appeal) BART Union Begins Voting on Contract; Results Expected Tuesday (KCBS) Ken Garcia: "Muni Track Record Off Track"  "Cash for clunkers" Gets $2 Billion More in Senate Extension (WaPo) Illinois Governor Signs Law Banning Texting While Driving […]

Today’s Headlines

House Passes Stimulus Bill; Only 5% Goes to Infrastructure (LAT, Boston Globe) Nadler Amendment for Transit Clears While Amtrak Cuts Are Nixed (WSJ, Transbay Blog) Marin Looks to Grab Some Stimulus Funds (Marin IJ) Santa Cruz Will End Free Parking on Main Corridors (Merc) Nevada Considers Congestion Pricing (Merc) Court Refuses to Stop Bayview Redevelopment […]

Contra-Flow Bike Lane May Finally Come to Polk Street Next Summer

A long-awaited bicycle connection linking Market Street to northbound Polk Street is on the horizon. The two southernmost blocks of Polk, which currently only allow southbound traffic, could get a protected contra-flow bike lane by this time next year. The project, which would add a northbound bike lane separated by a concrete median [PDF], was […]

Mapping the Story of San Francisco’s Bike Lanes

Betsey Emmons, a fellow at MapStory, has created an interactive map showing the history of San Francisco’s bicycle network. The map allows viewers to watch as San Francisco’s bike infrastructure develops over a 43-year period, showing streets that now feature bike lanes and sharrows. This story begins in 1971, when the first designated bicycle lane […]