Monthly SFBC Good Roads Ride: Circle the Hill

"Potrero pothole dodgers take heart: the Good Roads Riders will take on Potrero Hill in their first outing of 2010. All the nasty holes and cracks on 16th/17th, Potrero, Indiana, Minnesota, Mariposa, and Mississippi will get the treatment with spray paint and a disciplinary report to 311. Help us smooth out your daily rides. First-timers – from all over the city — really like these rides. Maybe it’s the spray paint, our good cheer, or the drinks and lunch that follow."


Some Residents Urge City to Make Bolder Safety Upgrades on Potrero

The city’s latest proposal to improve safety and transit service on Potrero Avenue is slightly different than earlier versions of the plan. While the redesign would expand pedestrian space, some residents at a public meeting yesterday pointed out that it could do much more to make the street safer for biking and walking. Staff from the Department […]

SFMTA Abandons Parking Meter Plans in Dogpatch and Potrero Hill

The SFMTA has given up on its neighborhood-scale plans to install parking meters in the Dogpatch and Portrero Hill, while parking meter approvals in the northeast Mission move forward at a snail’s pace. After two years of tangling with the city, the defenders of dysfunctional free parking have effectively caused a huge setback for progressive […]

A Lost Decade for San Francisco’s Critical Mass?

Critical Mass rolls down Lombard Street, July 2007. Photo by Chris Carlsson Well, no. We’ve had a great run in the 2000s. Averaging between 750 and 3000 riders on any given month, the birthplace of Critical Mass keeps going strong, in spite of the total lack of promotion or organizing during this past decade. But […]

Potrero Ave. Safety Redesign Limps Toward the Finish Line

Updated 11/14, 2:34 p.m. with response from Supervisor David Campos below. Design options for the embattled plan to improve safety Potrero Avenue have come down to the two blocks between 22nd and 24th Streets in front of SF General Hospital. According to a vote via stickers placed on a board, most attendees at a public […]

SFBC Monthly Good Road Ride: Potrero, Once is Not Enough

"The Good Roads Riders return to Potrero Hill determined to get the job done. Last month’s “Circling the Hill” was too much fun and too formidable for just one sweep. Potrero bikers especially encouraged to join and make your daily rides smoother and safer. First-timers — from all over the city – always welcome. These […]