SF Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting

"Come and speak your mind about bicycle issues in San Francisco. This eleven member committee meets once a month and advises the Board of Supervisors on all matters bicycle."

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Spot-By-Spot, or Route-By-Route? SFMTA Refines Its Bicycle Strategy

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The SF Municipal Transportation Agency is pondering the most effective way to improve the city’s bicycle network in the coming years as it rolls out its Bicycle Strategy: Should planners focus bicycle improvements on dangerous and stressful spots throughout the city, or focus on upgrading major bike corridors to the highest quality of comfort first? Tim Papandreou, […]

Cyclist Outcry Forces Delay on GG Bridge Speed Limit Vote

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Golden Gate Bridge directors today tabled their staff’s surprise proposal for a 10 mph speed limit for bicycles after outraged cycling advocates denounced the plan as everything from a “half-baked idea” to a “solution in search of a problem.” The bridge’s Building and Operating Committee received more than 60 complaints prior to the hearing, then […]

Advocates: Despite Bike-Ped Death, Cars Still Greatest Danger to Peds

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In the midst of a wave of media attention around the recent bicycle-pedestrian death in the Castro, walking and bicycling advocates today re-affirmed the greatest dangers facing pedestrians on San Francisco’s streets: high-speed roads and dangerous driving behavior. In a KQED radio forum this morning, Walk SF Executive Director Elizabeth Stampe, SF Bicycle Coalition (SFBC) Executive Director Leah Shahum, […]

SFMTA Increases Fines for Double Parking and Sidewalk Riding

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Yesterday the SFMTA Board of Directors signed off on raising fines for double parking, obstructing traffic, and riding bikes on sidewalks to $100. The fines were previously $80, $50, and $50 respectively — “substantially lower than the penalties for similar violations” set in 2010, according to the SFMTA [PDF]. Although Director Bruce Oka said increasing […]