SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Cars in the city: A conversation with traffic engineer Jack Fleck

"For better and worse, cars are a big part of urban life. San Francisco
City Traffic Engineer Jack Fleck will share lessons from a career
in the transportation trenches—including the contentious Berkeley
traffic diverters, the Embarcadero Freeway replacement project and Third
Street Light Rail. We’ll also hear about some current issues—extending
parking meter hours and the Transbay area plan. Also, is there still a
case to be made for the electric car?"


MTA Traffic Engineer’s Rationale Behind Removing Bike Lane

The Municipal Transportation Agency (MTA) traffic engineer proposing the removal of a portion of the eastbound bike lane and concrete barrier on Market Street approaching Octavia Boulevard insists safety is his primary goal in merging car and bicycle traffic at the city’s most dangerous intersection for bicyclists. In an interview in his 1 South Van […]

It’s Time to Turn Oak and Fell Into Slow Streets

Flickr photo: pbo31 The SFMTA’s plans to install freeway-style traffic information signs on Oak and Fell Streets were not very popular, to say the least, at last week’s meeting of the North of Panhandle Neighborhood Association. The signs, two of seven the MTA plans to install around the city, are part of the SFgo program […]

SFMTA to Name Bond Yee as Sustainable Streets Director

Yee at a press conference recently celebrating the Valencia Streetscape Improvement Project. Photo: Bryan Goebel. Bond Yee, a veteran traffic engineer who has spent thirty years designing and managing San Francisco’s streets, will be named to fill the recently created Sustainable Streets Director position permanently, Streetsblog has learned. Yee was appointed interim director of the […]