Today’s Headlines

  • SF State Cross Country Coach Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver While Cyling (Marin IJ)
  • Bike Lane May Be Installed on Alpine Road and I-280, Site of Fatal Cyclist Crash (The Almanac)
  • Former BART Director Bob Allen Leading Campaign to Stop Livermore Extension (Coco Times)
  • SFMTA Board Set to Curb Free Parking for City Employees (SF Examiner)
  • Muni Ambassador Program Running Again (SF Examiner)
  • LaHood Promises Redistributed HSR Funds Will Be “Well Spent” (WaPo)
  • Madison’s Longtime Bike-Ped Coordinator Could Be Out of a Job Soon (Wisconsin State Journal)
  • Upper-Conzelman Road in the Marin Headlands Set to Open This Weekend (Project Headlands)
  • San Mateo County Proposing Bay to Ocean Trails Along San Bruno Mountain Ridge (Millbrae Patch)
  • SFDPW Testing New Street Pavement Treatment That Re-Uses Old Tires (BIKE NOPA)
  • LA MTA Considers More Freeway Tolls in Effort to Reduce Congestion (LAT)
  • CNET Writer Looks Back at the History of San Francisco’s Cable Car System

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Highway interchange areas, whether in suburban areas like Palo Alto or dense urban zones like Bernal Height’s hairball are notoriously nasty for cyclists. This would be a great place to make a simple stand, based on facts, that cyclists need more separated infrastructure at such points. In the hairball the bike lanes and paths do an OK job of this–the approach to the hairball bike infrastructure heading east on Chavez is still breathtaking (in a bad way) with cars sniffing for the 101 on-ramp just a few feet away. From what I read and from what we discussed of this recent crash at Alpine, a traditional bike lane likely would not have changed things–think Sand Hill road’s bike lanes of death where many cyclists have been hit and some killed by motorists ripping off the freeway without adequate reductions in speed.

  • Justin – I am not aware of any cyclist deaths on the Sand Hill overpass. While there have probably been incidents I haven’t heard of, the only incident I *have* heard of was an intentional stop short by a driver in front of a peleton, which could happen anywhere, and it happened Eastbound where there is no bike lane.

    The lane on the overpass isn’t the problem, it’s the high speed merge over to the lane on the downhill leading to the overpass.

  • Jeffrey W. Baker

    Has anyone checked out the completed Conzelman changes? I know they added 16 parking spaces above the intersection of McCollough. Interested to see how that plays out with riders descending Conzelman.

  • The parklets are being built in Noe Valley as I type this. via Jeff Wood a.k.a. The Overhead Wire

  • WRT CoCo Times, the headline, “Plan to derail BART’s downtown Livermore route has left the station” is GOLD. They don’t write ’em like that anymore