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SFMTA Board Wants the Option of a Full-Length Bike Lane on Polk

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As the vote on the Polk Street redesign approaches in the coming months, the SFMTA Board of Directors last week requested that planners present the board with a pilot project option for bolder bike safety improvements along the length of the project area. Currently, the SFMTA’s preferred option calls only for sharrows and rush-hour parking bans on […]

Spot-By-Spot, or Route-By-Route? SFMTA Refines Its Bicycle Strategy

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The SF Municipal Transportation Agency is pondering the most effective way to improve the city’s bicycle network in the coming years as it rolls out its Bicycle Strategy: Should planners focus bicycle improvements on dangerous and stressful spots throughout the city, or focus on upgrading major bike corridors to the highest quality of comfort first? Tim Papandreou, […]

SFMTA: Fell and Oak Street Bikeways Likely Coming by June 2012

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A project that would create separated bikeways connecting the vital Wiggle route to the eastern and western parts of the city will take at least a year to plan and implement, SFMTA staff told the agency’s Board of Directors Policy and Governance Committee today. At the urging of directors, SFMTA Sustainable Streets Division Planner Mike […]

Should Parking Be Allowed at Broken Meters?

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Anyone who wants to use a parking space with a broken meter in San Francisco today is allowed to park for free as long as the posted time limit allows. Given that kind of incentive, some people who drive are finding ways to break meters on a daily basis in order to avoid paying. As […]

Many Recommendations, Few Surprises in SFMTA Management Audit

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SFMTA Executive Director Nat Ford, SFMTA Board Chairman Tom Nolan, and SFMTA Board member Jerry Lee discuss the results of an SFMTA management audit. Photos: Michael Rhodes The results of a Muni management audit are out, and its 22 recommendations have set off a discussion about the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s governance and labor […]