Today’s Headlines

  • BART Extending Richmond-Millbrae Direct Weekday Service to 8 p.m. (BART.gov)
  • C.W. Nevius Frets About Crash Potential of Protected Bike Lanes, Despite Lack of Crashes
  • Muni Report Finds Poor Oversight of Maintenance Tools (SF Exam)
  • KALW Visits Market Street’s Past and Future
  • Bay Area Bike Advocates Share Ideas at Long Beach Pro-Walk/Bike Conference (Examiner.com)
  • Driver in Fatal Walnut Creek Crash Had License Suspended Twice (CoCo TimesNBC)
  • Santa Rosa Driver Pleads Not Guilty to Attacking Cyclist on Golf Course (Press DemocratKTVU)
  • Conflict of Interest, Insufficient Votes Invalidate AC Transit $13M Security Contract (Bay Citizen)
  • Santa Rosa Reconnects Neighbors with Hwy 101 Bike/Ped/Auto Undercrossing (Press Dem)
  • Split Between GG Transit and Marin County Transit District Could Impede Transfers (MarinIJ)
  • Roadshow: San Jose’s Buffered, Green Bike Lanes Convince Some Drivers to Try Cycling
  • BART Takes a Look Back for 40th Anniversary (Huff PostSFGate)

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  • mikesonn

    CW’s column, like pretty much everything he “writes”, is a joke.

    Octavia intersection: drivers making illegal right turns (not lefts).
    Market east of Van Ness: drivers going straight at 10th through the forced right turn.
    GG Park lanes: there is a built in door zone buffer, if cyclist is doored it is because the driver parked very poorly and also didn’t look before opening door.

    Sounds to me like drivers are the problem here…

  • Anonymous

    He’s doing everything he can to stoke controversy. Cars and bicycles *may* be a collision course is his headline, even though they most likely are not since statistics across the world have shown that roads get safer for everyone (including motorists) when more bike infrastructure is created. And as you pointed out, if they are on the rise, it’s because drivers haven’t learned to actually *share* the road with cyclists (as opposed to taking it all for themselves while hollowly claiming that cyclists need to share).

  • Anonymous

    Just saw an article in the Economist about the growth of cycling in America:
    http://www.economist.com/node/21562252

  • In GG Park I believe one could take measurements of each car as to how far into the bike lane they’re parked and have a very good map of the motor-traffic speed along the route.  In the stretches where cars zoom by, parked cars are parked further into the bike lane.  Close to stop signs or other choke points they’re generally parked correctly.

    Even the drivers are scared of the fast moving cars.

  • mikesonn

    Roy, that’s interesting. Curb constraints probably prevent this from happening on most streets.

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