Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Bicycle Safety

San Jose has designed larger curb radii into the newly widened Saint James Street, creating a new hazard for pedestrians. No crosswalk is included on the north side of the Saint James & Market street intersection. Image: City of San Jose

San Jose Makes Saint James Street More Dangerous

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Construction on San Jose’s huge North San Pedro plan is well underway. It removes a one-way, four-lane S-curve segment of Julian Street just east of Highway 87 and restores several blocks of the city’s original street grid. Removing that nasty S-curve and replacing it with a grid is good, but much of the North San Pedro plan still screams “car […]

San Mateo County Bike-Ped Advisory Boards Seek Applicants

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Deadlines are near for several Board and Committee positions in San Mateo County. Applications are due today for two vacancies on the SamTrans Board of Directors, while the City/County Association of Governments seeks volunteers to fill four vacancies on its 15-member Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee (C/CAG BPAC), due Nov. 14. Caltrain is taking applications […]

South Bay Cities Build Region’s First Separated Bike Lanes

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New on-street bike lanes separated from auto traffic are nearing completion in Palo Alto and Menlo Park, and a handful of neighboring cities have plans to install them too. Separated bike infrastructure gained traction among local planners after Caltrans approved Class IV Separated Bikeway design standards [PDF] in December 2015. The first protected intersections were built […]

San Mateo Holds First Bike Ped Advisory Committee Meeting

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San Mateo County’s new Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee kicked off its first meeting on Thursday evening at San Mateo City Hall. Ellen Barton, San Mateo’s Active Transportation Coordinator, proposed that they develop criteria for safer street striping ahead of the county’s annual resurfacing program. Other projects they discussed included establishing bike parking standards, evaluating […]