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  • mikesonn

    Lots of complaints on Twitter about BART taking a SFO detour the last two mornings. Many people missing Caltrain connection at Millbrae. Anyone know the reason?

  • mikesonn

    The story about the van driver running up onto the sidewalk is very scary. Sadly, this sort of incident will become much more common as our population ages and views driving as the only means of mobility. I guess we reap what we sow.

  • Anonymous

    I don’t understand why “bikes only” signals aren’t a different color, like purple or something. I don’t have much sympathy for drivers who hit the accelerator for a bike-shaped traffic light, but making it less green wouldn’t hurt.

  • Anonymous

    Even worse, many get reaped by that which they didn’t sow.

  • Anonymous

    The Masonic/Fell light situation could be improved – I almost got creamed last week by a driver running that light.

    The thing is most drivers pay too little attention. Like small children they get confused easily.

    When offered the choice between two lights right next to one another, one green (in the shape of a bicycle) and one red (in the shape of an arrow), they choose the green, because it is unheard of that everything should not be organized for the benefit of the cars.

    My heart bleeds for these poor poor drivers, the rest of my body could bleed for these poor poor drivers.

  • That’s the rationale of why the walk signal is white. Funny that we’re the only country I’ve seen that thinks it would be too confusing to use green.

    Make the bike signal smaller – more people-scale – and place it closer to waiting riders. It doesn’t have to be mounted up so high where it is.

  • mikesonn

    Or just make the red left turn arrow bigger. Drivers just don’t pay attention and think of any excuse in the book when they mess up because they weren’t paying attention. You can’t fix stupid.

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