Today’s Headlines

  • Pedestrian Killed by Muni Bus Driver at Hayes and Fillmore (SF Examiner, NBC)
  • Driver Kills Pedestrian on Lombard Street (SF Examiner)
  • Muni’s 100th Anniversary Celebration to Begin April 5 (City Insider)
  • Cartographer Brian Stokle Creates Fantasy Bay Area Transit Maps (Atlantic Cities)
  • $1.5B Caltrain Deal Includes Pledges for Transbay Terminal Connection, BART to San Jose (SFGate)
  • Does Electrifying Caltrain Really Help High-Speed Rail? (SFBG)
  • Marin Eyeing Bike Share (Greater Marin)
  • Bike Theft Reports Down in SFPD’s Mission District (SF Examiner)
  • New Parklet to Open On California and Fillmore in Pacific Heights (Great Streets)
  • Greater Marin: Leverage the GG Transportation Monopoly to Price Driving Properly

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Rode JFK this afternoon–EPIC FAIL on the “protected bikeway” so far. As is always the case in San Francisco, the total lack of enforcement means our bicycle infrastructure just magically disappears under motorists’ parked tires. Photos at sf.mybikelane.com.
     
     

  • mikesonn

    Hopefully the soft hit posts help, but we all know what will really happen – the cyclists will be pinned in by the posts when they come up on a car that’s taken up the whole lane because the driver thought it was wide enough to fit so why not enter.

  • Mario Tanev

    I think a bit of signage should be able to solve this one. I think these drivers are confused. There is nothing clearly indicating that they should park on the left side of the buffer. Let’s wait for this to roll out fully before judging. What I am concerned about is whether drivers will park in the bike lane on the other side, where there will be no parking lane.

  • Aaron Bialick

    Here’s what the SFMTA says on its Livable Streets Facebook page:

    “The JFK cycle track is under construction, and the eastern segment of the project is substantially complete. Drivers and cyclists will have to be patient over the next few weeks during ongoing construction as all road users may be a little confused at first, and the project will be in varying stages of completeness. 

    We have SFMTA staff in the field observing behavior and supervising construction, and we will have parking control officers helping to educate/enforce.”

  • I think we all need to be patient as people adjust to the new layout. Most haven’t been following this project since the early stages and have likely never seen (or even imagined) floating parking before. People will get used to this (though a few confused tourists parking by the curb will happen from time to time), it will just take a while. Some parking Ts and more bike stencils in the cycle lane would help and are probably on the way.

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