Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Bicycle Safety

Menlo Park plans to include just one five-foot wide bike lane on the south side of Haven Avenue, and no bike lane at all on the north side, where parallel parking will be removed. Photo: Andrew Boone

Bike Lane Gap in Menlo Park Bay Trail Route

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On Tuesday evening the Menlo Park City Council approved the construction of a new streetscape for Haven Avenue that will bring wide sidewalks to the block nearest Marsh Road where there are none today — but also leave a gap in bike lanes at a key location along the popular San Francisco Bay Trail route. The […]
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 […]