Today’s Headlines

  • In Bay Area, Young Cyclists Face Highest Crash Risk (Bay Citizen)
  • Caltrain Board Approves Full-Service Budget for the Year (SM JournalMercury News)
  • Muni Passenger Vomits on Train, Operator Doesn’t Stop (BCN via SF Examiner, CBS 5)
  • Ped Task Force Unveils West Oakland Neighborhood Streets Safety Model (Living in the O)
  • Roadshow: Pedestrian Safety Report Gives Bay Area Mixed Reviews (Mercury News)
  • Windsor Pickup Driver Hits Two High School Students on Bikes (Press Democrat)
  • Bill Approved by State Senate Lets Counties Raise Vehicle License Fees (AP via SF Examiner)
  • Man Killed by Amtrak Train Near Oakland’s Jack London Square (CBS 5)
  • San Jose Likely Raising Downtown Parking Garage Rates (Mercury News)
  • New Parklet Going in on Valencia Street at 22nd (Mission Mission)
  • Fundraiser This Weekend for Farm:Table Parklet (The Tender)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Nick

    Re: Young Cyclists Most at Risk

    If America designed bikeways for average citizens, these younger cyclists would have a model of behavior to follow. All they have now are the daredevils in streets that are free for alls.

  • The young cyclist article, and the officer quoted, are flat out wrong about cycling in crosswalks, which is explicitly legal in California. I wish police officers took the time to review the law before being quoted in a national newspaper (the article ran in the NYT)

    I emailed the writer and hope to get a correction.

    For those interested, the section of code that explicitly allows sidewalk riding is:
    item g.

  • mikesonn

    “In a region filled with thousands of adult cyclists, including daredevils who barrel through congested cities at high speeds”

    Saying nothing about the tens of thousands of adult drivers who barrel through congested cities at high speeds in 2 ton vehicles.

  • Bob Davis

    Ah, but whether we like it or not, driving a car is considered “normal” by most Americans, while bicycling is done by a relatively small minority.  Things are changing slowly, and as my “lost generation” ages out, a more sustainable system will emerge, but it will take time.


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