Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Critically Injures Man in Crosswalk at Lombard and Steiner (SF Appeal)
  • More on DPW’s Plans to Re-Pave Market Street This Weekend (SF Examiner, SFGate)
  • Chamber of Commerce CEO Calls for Sustainable Funding for Muni (SF Examiner)
  • Caltrans Chief Deputy Rick Lund to “Focus Full Attention” on Bay Bridge (SFGate)
  • Caltrain Budget is Balanced for 2014, But Falls Short in 2015 (Daily Journal)
  • SFMTA Board Votes to Ban Large Vehicles on Some Streets, Despite Homeless Concerns (CBS)
  • Attorney Explains Vehicle Code Laws Governing Emergency Vehicles (SF Examiner)
  • Fallen Tree Disrupts Muni’s 29-Sunset Line (SF Appeal)
  • Belmont Residents Want Dangerous Ralston Avenue Improved (NBC)
  • Judge Rules Strava Racing App Wasn’t Responsible for Cyclist’s Death in Orinda (All Things D)
  • Driver Crashes Into Hair Salon in Mill Valley (Mercury News)
  • Federal Government to Withdraw Claim that Bike Helmets are 85 Percent Effective (GG Wash)
More headlines from Streetsblog Capitol Hill
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  • mikesonn

    Yeah, Deleted it. My mistake. Moar coffee now. Sorry.

  • Mario Tanev

    I hate riding on Ralston. Generally I hate the peninsula except where there are bike lanes. At least in San Francisco a lot of drivers accept bicycle riders taking a full lane where necessary. Whenever I do that on the peninsula and in the South Bay, I constantly get honked at, threatened and intimidated. Some such memories are deeply ingrained from the only time I ever rode on Ralston, trying to get from the bay trail to the Sawyer Camp trail.

  • mikesonn

    Yesterday on Valencia, car double parked in bike lane. I move to take the lane and taxi behind me goes ballistic on the horn. I turn around, shrug and point at the double parker. I’m not the one inconveniencing you, the driver in the bike lane is.

    I ride down the Peninsula several times a week from SF and rarely (probably closer to never) have that sort of reaction from drivers.

  • Mario Tanev

    Interesting difference in perception. With very high probability, drivers on Valencia are very understanding. Some idiots try to pass me when I take the lane by going into the opposite direction lane, and then they realize there is no point and have to merge back in behind me. But I haven’t been honked at on Valencia for many years, even though Valencia is dodge-double-parked-car territory.

  • mikesonn

    Maybe if we combine forces!

  • Anonymous

    The recently passed north fair oaks specific plan has a road diet for middlefield. It will need outreach & funding. Contact me re local advocacy

  • lyqwyd

    Great news on correcting bicycle helmet misinformation!

  • mikesonn

    I will. But road was just repaved…

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