Today’s Headlines

  • Ed Lee Declares Victory in Mayor’s Election (SFGate)
  • San Jose Sees Third Ped/Cyclist Killed in Last Five Days, Two More May Die (Mercury News)
  • Driver Kills Pedestrian in Mountain View (BCN via Mercury News)
  • VTA Bus Driver Kills Pedestrian in Palo Alto (BCN via Mercury News)
  • Driver Hits Pedestrian in Novato (Marin IJ)
  • Pedestrian Hit in Two-Car Crash on Sloat Boulevard (SF Examiner)
  • Two Hurt in Rollover Car Crash on 280 Highway Off-Ramp in Potrero Hill (SFGate)
  • Motorcyclist Killed in Highway 101 Crash Tuesday Identified (BCN via SF Examiner)
  • Why Don’t Trucks in North America Have Sideguards for Cyclists? (Treehugger)
  • Man Arrested in Road Rage Confrontation Near Stonestown (ABC 7)
  • High-Speed Rail Board Says Plan Is ‘New Beginning’ (SFGate)
More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill
  • Utterly depressing headline set.

  • To counter the dismal headlines, try this video of fabulous bicycle infrastructure in Breda, the Netherlands. (Just knowing somewhere on the planet bicycling is this pleasant always cheers me up a bit.)

  • Mario

    Oh come on! Ed Lee’s victory can’t be that bad.

  • I agree, Karen.  When the carnage is this bad, it’s nice to see how it could be. Here’s my very own video of an intersection in Amsterdam where cars, bikes, trams and pedestrians manage to get along safely, calmly and quietly. http://youtu.be/YqwDVaIbjbo

  • ladyfleur,

    Fun video–thanks for posting it!  What struck me was 1) how few cars there were driving (though many were parked) in an obviously dense urban area, and 2) how careful and cautious the car drivers were. Maybe when you get to the point where every driver cycles him/herself or has a loved one who cycles organized chaos such as this works?  It certainly seems to work at this particular intersection.