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Looking north on Valencia, between 16th and 17th. Photo by 	Brandon Splane

Valencia Human-Protected Bike Lane Protest #2

Before everyone heads out for the Memorial Day weekend, Streetsblog wanted to do a quick update on yesterday evening’s successful Valencia Street human-protected bike lane protest in the Mission District. Readers will recall that a group of bike advocates did the first of this type of protest on Golden Gate on May 1. That one […]
A report from Rice University's Kinder Institute for Urban Research aims to better understand perceptions of street safety risks by looking at crashes that weren't. Image: Kinder Institute

Attempting to Gauge the Impact of “Near-Miss” Incidents on Houston’s Streets

We've all had this experience while walking or biking -- someone cutting us off, or swerving, leaving us catching our breath and thinking, "That was close." Close encounters, just inches away from being a collision, have a big impact on how we think about street safety, but they're not well understood, since they're rarely, if ever, reported. A new report out of Houston attempts to gauge the impact of these "near-miss" incidents.

Today’s Headlines

BART Board Swears in Chief (SFExaminer) More on BART to the Richmond District (Curbed) Sexual Battery Reported on BART Train (SFExaminer, SFChron) Brooklyn Basin Affordable Housing Deal (EastBayTimes) Apartments Planned for Jack London Square Parking Lot (SFExaminer) Scott Wiener’s Transportation Tax Threshold Bill Fails (LATimes) Busker of BART’s Coliseum Station (SFChron) Best SF Parks for […]