Today’s Headlines

  • MTC Committee Could Slash Stim Funds Today for Muni, AC Transit (Beyond Chron)
  • President Obama: The Days of Building Sprawl Are Over (Veritas et Venustas)
  • But the Days of Widening Highways Aren’t (VTA Watch)
  • SF Parks Dept. Will Install 2,000 Parking Meters (SF Gate)
  • Driver Stabs Off-Duty SF Bicycle Cop After "Traffic Altercation"(KTVU)
  • Activists Demand Charges Against BART Police Officers (ABC7, Bay City News)
  • L.A.’s Transit TV Files for Bankruptcy (LAT)
  • PG&E’s "Smart" Streetlights Get a Test Run in SF (NYT)
  • Streetscape Plan Would Enliven Saratoga Village (Merc)
  • How We Drive: "When Is a Stop Sign Not a Stop Sign?"

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SFPD Chief Suhr Misses the Point of the “Bike Yield Law”

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SF Police Department Chief Greg Suhr doesn’t seem to grasp the point of the “Bike Yield Law” proposed by Supervisor John Avalos. “Stop signs are pretty simple. They say ‘stop,'” Suhr told KQED today. “They don’t say ‘yield,’ they don’t say ‘slow down.'” Suhr added that anyone who violates the letter of the stop sign law “will be […]

Sup. Breed Backs Idaho’s Common-Sense Law: Let Bikes Yield at Stop Signs

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Updated at 1:04 p.m. with comments from Dave Snyder of the California Bicycle Coalition. Supervisor London Breed has come out as the first known elected official in San Francisco to publicly support a sensible change to California traffic law: allowing people on bikes to treat stop signs as yield signs. Breed voiced her position today in today’s […]

McAllister Street Set to Get Two Traffic Circles Instead of Signals

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McAllister Street, a popular bike route where SFMTA’s Muni Forward planners want to speed up the 5-Fulton, would have stop signs replaced by traffic circles at two intersections under the agency’s latest proposal. Under the plan [PDF], which must be approved by the SFMTA Board of Directors, McAllister would become the first street to get traffic circles […]