Before everyone heads out for the Memorial Day weekend, Streetsblog wanted to do a quick update on yesterday evening’s successful Valencia Street human-protected bike lane protest in the Mission District. Readers will recall that a group of bike advocates did the first of this type of protest on Golden Gate on May 1. That one […]
We've all had this experience while walking or biking -- someone cutting us off, or swerving, leaving us catching our breath and thinking, "That was close." Close encounters, just inches away from being a collision, have a big impact on how we think about street safety, but they're not well understood, since they're rarely, if ever, reported. A new report out of Houston attempts to gauge the impact of these "near-miss" incidents.
Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty was joined by Caltrans staff to mark the release of Caltrans' new statewide bike and pedestrian plan with a multimodal field trip: a train ride from Sacramento to Emeryville, and from there a bike ride on the Alex Zuckerman Bicycle/Pedestrian Path along the Oakland Bay Bridge to the new Vista Point on Yerba Buena Island.
BART Board Swears in Chief (SFExaminer) More on BART to the Richmond District (Curbed) Sexual Battery Reported on BART Train (SFExaminer, SFChron) Brooklyn Basin Affordable Housing Deal (EastBayTimes) Apartments Planned for Jack London Square Parking Lot (SFExaminer) Scott Wiener’s Transportation Tax Threshold Bill Fails (LATimes) Busker of BART’s Coliseum Station (SFChron) Best SF Parks for […]
Stand in downtown Oakland and look around and it can be easy to forget it’s a coastal city. That’s because Interstate 880 cuts a giant, uninviting swath between the city center and the waterfront at Jack London Square. But that could change. Walk this Way: The Broadway/Webster Project aims to make it more inviting to […]
This week's guest is Dr. Lisa Schweitzer of USC's Sol Price School of Public Policy. In the first of a two-part series, Dr. Schweitzer talks about how her students respond to urban planning classes, what a recent controversy in a Los Angeles City Council election reveals about bike advocacy, and autonomous vehicles and land use policy.
BART Hires Consultant to Study Daly City Derailment (EastBayTimes) More on Out of Service BART Cars (BizTimes) Police Radios Don’t work in Transit Tunnels (SFChron) Congestion Fee Proposed for Uber and Lyft (SFExaminer) More on Alamo Square Park (Hoodline, SFExaminer) Future of Old Geneva Car Barn (Hoodline) Taxi Crashes onto Sidewalk on Haight Street (SFExaminer) […]
It was a long wait, but neighbors and tourists alike finally get to enjoy one of San Francisco’s most iconic spots, Alamo Square Park. “Thank you for your patience,” said Phil Ginsburg, SF Rec & Park General Manager, during an opening ceremony this morning. “Neither Herculean, drought-busting rains or even the Bay to Breakers run […]
Uber is rolling out a new feature that will encourage people who use its shared-ride service in New York to walk to the nearest intersection, instead of getting picked up at their door. The company hopes that by avoiding looping through congested Manhattan to pick up and drop off multiple people, it will make trips faster and easier -- but Uber is trying to solve a problem that buses solved generations ago.