Recent Streetsblog SF posts about SFMTA

SF Transformation has installed about 200 feet of bollard protected bike lane on Turk near Market. Photo: Streetsblog/Rudick

Safety Vigilantes Hit Turk Street

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Word came down late Sunday that the vigilante safety group, SF Transformation (SFMTrA), has struck again–this time on Turk Street near Market Street. From the group’s Twitter feed: The installation is composed of some durable white tape and the same safe hit posts they’ve put in before. The lane goes west from the intersection with […]
Although the traffic light was working on Market at Kearny, the signal up the street at Post was still flashing red, leading to this backup. Photo: Chris Urlich

Power Outage Open Thread

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San Francisco was hit by a major power outage Friday that impacted Muni bus services and temporarily closed the Montgomery Street BART station. Traffic in downtown was snarled into the evening thanks to traffic lights in various locations that were flashing red. According to a BART advisory at the time of this post, the Montgomery […]
13th Street where it crosses Folsom. This summer it will finally get eastbound bike lanes. Photos: Streetsblog/Rudick unless otherwise indicated

SFMTA Board Approves Eastbound Protected Bike Lane on 13th

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The board of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) gave final approval yesterday for a plan to install parking protected bike lanes on the eastbound side of 13th Street in SoMa. “This fills an important gap in our bike network,” said Charles Deffarges, community organizer for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (SFBC), during the board […]
Rachel Hyden, inaugural Executive Director of the San Francisco Transit Riders. Photo: Streetsblog/Rudick

Q&A with Rachel Hyden, San Francisco Transit Riders’ New Executive Director

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The San Francisco Transit Riders (SFTR) has hired its first Executive Director, Rachel Hyden. “We did a thorough search…and interviewed many good people,” said Thea Selby, SFTR chair, in the official announcement made last week. “Hiring Executive Director Hyden means that we have the capacity to reach out to more diverse riders around the city and be […]