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?"


This Week in Livable Streets Events

Sunday Streets is back to the waterfront after a one month break. Plus, traffic engineer Jack Fleck will start the week with a history of major changes to the city’s streets. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Cars in the city: A conversation with traffic engineer Jack Fleck. SFMTA […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jack Fleck on Market Street, Muni, Global Warming and Traffic

Photo: Bryan Goebel. What does San Francisco’s retired top traffic engineer think about Market Street, Muni and global warming? We sat down with Jack Fleck recently for an extended interview. The 62-year-old retired last week after more than 25 years with the former Department of Parking and Traffic and the current San Francisco Municipal Transportation […]