Before everyone heads out for the Memorial Day weekend, Streetsblog wanted to do a quick update on yesterday evening’s successful Valencia Street human-protected bike lane protest in the Mission District. Readers will recall that a group of bike advocates did the first of this type of protest on Golden Gate on May 1. That one […]
From Alamo Square, to Market Street, to the East Bay, the Bay Area’s streets and other public spaces were the scene of large protests against white supremacists this weekend. Most were peaceful, but there were a few incidents of violence. And there was one arrest in San Francisco and fourteen in Berkeley on Sunday, according […]
Some 30 cycling advocates, wearing bright yellow t-shirts, stood along the southbound bike lane on Valencia Street between 16th and 17th streets and prevented Ubers, Lyfts and other cars from blocking this popular bike route during Friday evening’s rush. The protest, which emulated an earlier action on Golden Gate, was intended to ratchet up political pressure for […]
Demonstrations were held in San Francisco, Oakland and elsewhere in the Bay Area to demand equity and respect for women's rights. It was a great example of streets and other public spaces being used for discourse, protest, and demands for justice.
The worst thing about the new wave of car "sit-ins" at state capitol buildings is not the cars (though they suck!). It's the feeling that the voices and needs of non-drivers will be ignored because they can't show up during a pandemic.