Today’s Headlines

  • Mayor Lee’s Answer on Funding the Bike Strategy — Hint: It’s a Big Let-Down (SFBG)
  • BART Proposes Fare Hike, Parking Hike, and Another Bikes-On-Board Rush Hour Pilot (Mercury News)
  • More Better Market Street Uncertainty: DPW’s Project Manager Leaving (SF Exam)
  • N-Judah On Track to Get Initial TEP Improvements, Including Colored Transit Lanes (SF Exam)
  • Driver Hospitalized After Crashing Into Building at Geary and Larkin (SF Appeal)
  • Beyond Chron: Lack of Parking Enforcement on First Block of Turk Allows Illegal Drug Trade
  • The Heart-Shaped GPS Bike Ride in That Verizon Ad? True Story (Mission Mission)
  • Corte Madera Officials Oppose Highway 101 Interchange Plan, Demand Fuller EIR (Marin IJ)
  • The Greater Marin Scores Marin County on Smart Growth
  • Caltrain Hits Truck in Area With Lots of “No Truck” Signs (KTVU)
  • Mother of Boy Hospitalized in Concord Crosswalk “Infuriated” Driver Wasn’t Arrested (KTVUCoCo)
  • San Jose Teens Tweet About Hitting Cyclist and Fleeing While Driving (Cyclelicious)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Bryan

    Regarding the boy hit in the crosswalk, why don’t more families make a big deal about someone hitting/killing their loved ones? Like the lady that was killed by the cement truck driver why don’t people raise hell about it? It scares me that people don’t realize how much of a responsibility it is when you get behind the wheel of a car.

  • guest

    Whatever happened to painting of transit lanes on Church St? Wasn’t that supposed to be completed last year?

  • mikesonn

    Just asking on twitter, sounds like Spring 2013. But really, all I’m getting is excuse after excuse. This week’s weather was perfect and yet we have no paint.

  • Anonymous

    Beyond Chron confirms what we’ve seen around the $42 million Hayes Valley HOPE VI Housing Development:  lack of parking enforcement leads to a public nuisance with drug and gang activity, sidewalk parking, reckless driving, loitering, etc.  We constantly have to call to get basic permit enforcement, yet city officials wonder why there are gangs all over.

    The city needs some kind of armed parking police that will target these areas 24×7.  The once-a-year sweeps don’t do enough.

  • Anonymous

    I completely agree. The problem is that as a culture we have an underlying belief that streets and roads belong to motor vehicles, and that people on foot and on bicycles are guests who have the burden of using them at their own risk.

    Until the public (and law enforcement) changes its frame of reference we will be fighting for justice on a case-by-case basis and on a very personal level. That is, by the family suing the driver, the professional driver’s employer, or the city for creating a dangerous situation.

  • Guest

    I’m curious to know how many people who are so against bike lanes, improved MUNI, traffic calming and improved pedestrian safety actually live in San Francisco. It seems to me like control of our streets has been hijacked by people who don’t even live in the city limits. It seems like a lot of people view San Francisco as just a city and not a place that people actually live and raise families. I don’t think you could oppose these kinds of improvements if you don’t live here. It’s not about getting rid of cars or some made up war on cars, it’s about quality of life. I’m not anti-car and I don’t think the majority of people who want more bike lanes are. We simply want to be able to ride our bikes or walk to buy groceries or visit friends. Cars should not be forced on us the default from of transportation or the only safe way to get around our neighborhoods. 

    Lets not forget that as voters in San Francisco we ultimately have the power. Don’t forget that next time we head to the polls.

  • the greasybear

    You need to add in a couple extra years to any city transportation project like putting paint on the ground. I guesstimate Church will have red transit lanes by 2015!

  • ubringliten

    I think it’s because we have a self-interested culture.  I blame it on cars.  =P
    If you notice, people these days are empathetic and apathetic.  Note Obama’s SOTU speech, he kept on emphasizing community citizenship because we lack it.  In Denmark when the whole country were experiencing 300 deaths a year during the 70s (with a little help from Oil Embargo), everybody came out to protest and bike infrastructure was brought back on their agenda.  Now I think they are experiencing only 10-15 deaths as a nation.

  • Yeah, it’s spring now. I’m planning to write up an update on the TEP soon, that’s a part of it.