Calling All Livable Streets Photographers

Lacking high-quality, free photos for use in your livable streets
advocacy work? This fall, you can help build an open source library of photos and win cool prizes while you’re at it.

The Alliance for Biking and Walking has launched their People-Powered Movement Photo Contest to build a photo library for biking and walking advocates. Submit up to 20 photos
for a chance to win an all-expense paid bike trip to Tuscany and a
year’s supply of Clif Bars! Other prizes include two brand new commuter
bikes and a chance to have your photos featured in the 2010 March/April
issue of Momentum Magazine.

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A County Transportation Authority rendering of what Market Street was supposed to look like before the program was scaled back.

Open Thread on the Better Market Street Plan

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The mainstream media was all over it: private cars to be banned from Market Street under the city’s “Better Market Street” plan. It will also have sidewalk-level protected bike lanes. For advocates in the safe streets community the design announced by the city this week is a major victory and a reason to celebrate. From […]

Guest Editorial: Driverless Cars Could Wreck Livable Cities

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Over the past year driverless cars have been promoted as a panacea for livable cities. The storyline is that driverless cars will help reduce car ownership, free-up urban space for walking and biking, and help reduce death and injury. The USDOT has joined the parade with its “smart city challenge,” awarding Columbus, Ohio a $40 […]

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 […]

A Safer Polk Street vs. Preserving a Sliver of Parking

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A new entity that calls itself the “Save Polk Street Coalition” has come out against the developing plan to improve safety for people walking and biking on Polk Street because it would entail removing some parking spaces. The group’s website, which doesn’t identify any of the businesses or residents it claims to represent, decrees: “STOP the radical agenda […]

Noah Budnick Named SF Bicycle Coalition’s New Executive Director

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Noah Budnick, an accomplished advocate for safe streets and effective transit in New York City, has been named the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s new executive director and will succeed Leah Shahum, who will step down after 12 years leading the organization. Budnick has built a strong national reputation among livable streets advocates in his 14 […]