Editor's note: Happy New Year, everyone - I am elated to kick off 2012 as your new editor! There's a lot of ground for Streetsblog to cover this year, and I am thrilled to take it on and explore the issues that matter most to our readers.
Streetsblog readers are no doubt familiar with the reckless driving and inconsiderate parking that endangers and inconveniences other people on the streets. The consequences of poorly designed streets and inadequate traffic enforcement are all around us. It might be a car blatantly blocking a sidewalk, bus lane, or bike lane. Or the aftermath of a crash that hurt a pedestrian or cyclist, or damaged a bus stop.
We want your photos, short video clips, and other eyewitness accounts to help us paint a picture of the danger and dysfunction on the city's car-centric streets. Nothing makes the case for the street redesigns and policy reforms that Streetsblog writes about quite like a telling image of the everyday headaches we often take for granted. Streetsblog will run any picture or video that conveys the need for change, but we're especially interested in the following:
- Cars blocking crosswalks, sidewalks, and dedicated lanes for buses and bikes
- Drivers failing to yield to pedestrians in crosswalks
- Video that captures the routine delays on Muni, like vehicle breakdowns, car congestion, excessive stops, and long dwell times
If you see something on the street that catches your eye, send your photos, videos, and stories to firstname.lastname@example.org.