Berkeley Planning Commission Hearing on BRT

Informational session on Bus Rapid Transit begins at 6 PM, followed by a Planning Commission meeting and hearing on Berkeley’s Locally Preferred Alternative beginning at 7PM. Opponents have been out in force, and we need supporters to attend this meeting.

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Proposed East Bay Bike-Share Sites Announced

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Note: This story has been corrected since it was originally posted. Thank you to sharp-eyed readers. Bay Area Bike Share released a map of proposed sites for bike-share stations in the East Bay today. Proposed sites for expansion into San Francisco and San Jose have already been released, but these are the first ones for […]

Bicyclist Involved in SoMa Crash Dies

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A 25-year-old bicyclist who was involved in a crash with a delivery truck in SoMa yesterday has died from her injuries, the San Francisco Medical Examiner has confirmed. Nancy Ho of San Francisco was pronounced dead at San Francisco General Hospital shortly before 11 last night. She is the first bicyclist to die from a […]

Berkeley City Council Hesitates to Fund More Sunday Streets Events

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Berkeley residents are clamoring for more street openings following the city’s first Sunday Streets event last October, where an estimated 43,000 people enjoyed 17 car-free blocks of Shattuck Avenue. But the Berkeley City Council has been hesitant to make a full commitment to bring back the events on a regular basis. Livable Berkeley, the sponsor of […]

Muni Taraval Meeting Met with Grimaces Groans and Grumbles

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Over a hundred people braved the wind and rain yesterday evening to attend the latest public outreach meeting about SFMTA’s planned “Muni Forward” improvements to the L-Taraval streetcar line. The meeting was held at Dianne Feinstein Elementary school, about two blocks south of Taraval. District 4 Supervisor Katy Tang kicked off the meeting. “I am […]

City Sets Out to Create Safer, Greener Streets on the Wiggle

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The Wiggle could be transformed into a greener, more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly route in the coming years thanks to a new planning effort launched by the SFMTA and the SF Public Utilities Commission. At an open house community meeting yesterday, planners shopped potential treatments like traffic diverters, traffic circles, bulb-outs, and raised crosswalks that could […]