Today’s Headlines

  • Study Commissioned by Siemens Names SF “Greenest City” (City Insider)
  • Mercury News: “Redevelopment Agencies Ponder the Budget Ax”
  • Bills Eliminating Redevelopment Agencies Likely to Be Tied Up in Court (Bay Citizen)
  • Caltrain Operators “Know Collisions Are a Certainty” (SF Examiner)
  • Transit Fares and Bridge Tolls Are Set to Rise on Friday (SF Gate)
  • Supervisor Scott Wiener Wants Updates on Muni Labor Savings (City Insider)
  • POWER Launches Effort Calling for Free Transit in SF (SF Examiner)
  • LAPD Looks to Celebs’ Twitter Feeds for Carmageddon Warnings (LAT via Sblog LA)

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  • mikesonn

    Why do we not have this in SF? Also, still a bit miffed we don’t have bicycle blvds like Berkeley.

  • SteveS

    The Newcomb Ave. project was actually pretty similar to that, minus the obnoxious signage. The real question is, how do projects like this go from one block demonstrations to being the norm for all city streets?

    I for one don’t envy the majority of the Berkeley Bike Boulevards at all: they are placed nonsensically on streets with stop signs every block and crossing four lane arterials with no traffic lights. Berkeley politicians seem to use them more along the lines of sharrows: a way for politicians to say they are putting in bike infrastructure just by slapping up paint and signs, without any real change.

  • mikesonn

    There are some pretty stupid connections/crossings, you are right. And the stop signs with traffic circles is overkill as well. But, as superficial as they are (sharrows on steroids), they still denote priority to cyclists which is a step in the right direction. And maybe since I’m not a commuter in Berkeley, just a casual rider, I just go with the flow.

    On the crossing of busy arterials with no stop lights, I’ve been tempted to hop off my bike and become a pedestrian in order to cross, which you shouldn’t be forced to do in order to stop traffic.

    Now that I think more about it, maybe I just like the concept more then the implementation. But the bollards that only allow thru access to peds/cyclists, is something SF is sorely lacking.

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