Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Vice Chair Cheryl Brinkman Talks Bike Infrastructure On KTVU’s “Bay Area People”
  • SF is America’s Second-Most Bikeable City, According to “Bike Score” (SF Chronicle)
  • After Rough Start, Parkwide Bike Rentals Boom as City Approves New GG Park Locations (SF Exam)
  • Friends of the Urban Forest Greening Neighborhood Streets, Including the Wiggle (SF Examiner)
  • Petition Signers in Potrero Hill Want Stop Sign at Mariposa and Pennsylvania (Potrero View)
  • Bad Bay Bridge Bolts Go Deep Into Tower Base (SFGate)
  • BART Set to Begin Contract Negotiations With Labor Union (CBS)
  • City of Richmond Officials: BART Extension Must Come Through Downtown Station (CoCo Times)
  • Larkspur Landing to Get  Higher Parking Rates, Expanded Ferry and Shuttle Service (Marin IJ)
  • Four Workers Injured at San Rafael Car Wash After “Jeep Went Awry” (Marin IJ)
  • Santa Cruz to Consider $10M Highway Bridge Widening, Even as Traffic Declines (Cyclelicious)

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  • casey

    Regarding the Santa Cruz Highway 1 bridge, after the floods of ’82 Santa Cruz used computers (don’t laugh, this was newfangled in the ’80s) to model what happens when redwood trees pile up on a bridge in a flood. They’ve replaced all of the bridges under city control with a design they think will survive another big flood, but getting CalTrans to actually admit that their one bridge in town is a disaster waiting to happen is impossible.

    Santa Cruz doesn’t want a wider bridge there, CalTrans does. Flood Control (read that as “not having the bridge fall down”) really is Santa Cruz’s major concern, but that isn’t a big enough reason for CalTrans.

    I think they’ll suck it up and fork over the money.

  • Mario Tanev

    SOMA is the most bike-able neighborhood? I don’t mind biking on Oak pre-bike lane, but SOMA genuinely terrifies me. That bike score is instantly untrustworthy for me.

  • Anonymous

    it’s partly because it’s flat but I agree, SOMA is usually hellish on a bike, or walking for that matter. I would say south of market and most of D6 have enormous potential for biking as they are mostly flat with wide streets. A protected bike lane on every street would be necessary to realize that bike potential, as the streets have too much high speed vehicle traffic to really be comfortable for 8-80 even though physically they present little challenge.

  • That Potrero Hill View article is a case study for tearing down the 280 stub back to Chavez.

  • Kevin

    I really hate fluff pieces about how “good” biking is in SF. SF biking is terrible and these articles give an excuse for inaction.

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