Recent Streetsblog SF posts about GJEL

Renee Rivera, Executive Director of Bike East Bay, at the podium before the ribbon cutting for Yerba Buena Island Vista Point. Photo: Streetsblog/Rudick

Celebrating the Opening of Yerba Buena Island Vista Point to Bikes

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Some eighty cycling advocates, lawmakers, and transportation notables assembled this morning for a ride across the eastern span of the Oakland Bay Bridge, which as of today is open seven days a week. Destination: Yerba Buena Island Vista Point, a new park that offers a resting spot with expansive views for pedestrians and cyclists coming […]
A cyclist greeted by a bike lane protected by humans on Golden Gate. All Photos Streetsblog/Rudick

For Protected Bike Lanes, Protesters Put Their Bodies In the Street

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Cycling advocates created a protected bike lane on Golden Gate with their bodies this morning, near the intersection with Market Street. The demonstration, which lasted through the height of the morning rush hour, was organized by members of SFMTrA, the guerrilla bike-infrastructure group. Some 15 advocates showed up, donned yellow t-shirts and stood, arm to […]
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Fate of Caltrain Electrification Hangs on Trump’s Budget

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There will be many news stories generated by the announcement of the details of President Donald Trump's proposed budget next month. In advance of the announcement, the campaign to preserve funding for the electrification of Caltrain is working with advocates around the state and country to preserve a nearly $650 million grant agreement scuttled by the Trump Administration in February.
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 […]
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 […]
Oakland will now be able to complete its protected bikeways along Telegraph Avenue. Photo: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

Jeff Tumlin Exit Interview

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Nine months isn’t a long time to create a Department of Transportation (DOT) for the City of Oakland. But that’s exactly what Jeffrey Tumlin, Principal and Director of Strategy at Nelson\Nygaard Consulting, was tasked with last July. Next week, Tumlin’s service as director of the department he has now created comes to an end. He will […]