Complete Streets Symposium in Sacramento

"The  symposium is being organized by the Local Government Commission with  participation from the Sacramento Complete Streets Coalition and funded by  the Sacramento County Metropolitan Air Quality Management District."

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Chinatown Group Analyzes Pedestrian Safety, Offers Plan for Improvements

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Chinatown’s crowded sidewalks, unsafe crosswalks and poor pedestrian signage are not likely to be among the endearing physical characteristic featured in any tourist brochure. Yet in a recent study — the San Francisco Chinatown Pedestrian Safety Needs Assessment [pdf] and Safety Plan [pdf] conducted by the Chinatown Community Development Center (CCDC) — those issues were […]

Instant Justice on the Streets of Sacramento

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Here’s another installment in what could ideally become a series on how police departments are doing right by pedestrians and cyclists. We posted the Chicago bike video a couple of weeks back. We now present the Sacramento crosswalk sting. (Warning: Insufferable Geico commercial may precede video.) Back in April, TV station KCRA filmed a plainclothes […]

SFMTA Looks to Tackle Abuse of Handicap Parking Placards

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Aiming to reduce handicap parking placard abuse, the SF Municipal Transportation Agency is in the early stages of an effort to reform state laws that enshrine free parking privileges for placard holders. Misuse of handicap placards deprives legitimately disabled drivers of reserved parking spaces close to their destinations, cheats the SFMTA out of public revenue, […]

Ferries on the Bay

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Editor’s note: This is one in an occasional series of reports from Chris Carlsson on the history of transit in the Bay Area. There are thousands of people using ferries on the San Francisco Bay these days, so it’s hard to remember that ferry service died out for several decades. Of course the long history […]