Today’s Headlines

  • FHA “Sees No Reason” to Delay Bay Bridge Opening, Date to Be Announced (SF Exam, SFGateABC)
  • SFSU Labor Professor on BART’s “Villification of Its Employees” (Beyond Chron)
  • More History From Bernalwood on How Cesar Chavez Became Such an “Awful” Motorway
  • On El Camino Real, Caltrans Considers Cutting Down Trees for Left-Turn Lanes (Daily Journal)
  • Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Might Not Really Be So Much Cheaper or as Practical as HSR (WaPo, Mercury)
Slow news day, folks.

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • mikesonn

    Sadly, it isn’t slow. However, SFAppeal keeps with the times and gives us pretty much NO information.

    http://sfappeal.com/2013/08/cyclist-seriously-injured-in-collision-with-semi/

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  • Anonymous

    The police originally reported that the cyclist was a man. I wonder if this was due to a bias that all cyclists are men so they just assumed that’s who it was.

    Either way, this is really awful and I hope we can get more info on the crash, other than what an “unfortunate accident” it was. This is a few blocks away from where Melissa Kittoch (sp?) was killed as a pedestrian when hit by two car drivers at 8th and Howard. 6th street is one of the most lethal streets in the city for pedestrians (and bikes too).

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  • Anonymous

    Sounds like a right-hook involving a truck: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Bicyclist-killed-in-SoMa-crash-with-truck-4731657.php

    The original SFAppeal story describes it as a big rig.

    This story is tragic and unnecessary. First, how have we not improved the safety of bike facilities that run next to heavy truck traffic? Second, why do we not have mixing zones at ALL intersections where we have bike lanes, similar to the ones on Fell/Oak and JFK? This would remove a small amount of parking, but might also have saved this woman’s life.

  • mikesonn

    Again, another scantily detailed story from SFAppeal.

    http://sfappeal.com/2013/08/two-hospitalized-after-cyclist-strikes-pedestrian/

    Let’s see which crash today garners the most media attention.

  • Anonymous

    Not that I expect it from every reader, but comparing the two stories: bikes injure, cars [trucks] kill

  • Sean Rea

    It sounds like she was right-hooked by the big-rig. Outlets are reporting that they were both traveling east on Folsom and that that incident occurred when the truck attempted a right turn.

  • Anonymous

    Yeah, I saw some more articles. Driver stayed at the scene and cooperated so it’s probably going to be added to the thousands of other “unfortunate accidents” or it’s the fault of the cyclist. I wonder what the police are going to say.

  • Anonymous

    the cyclist was injured by the pedestrian 🙂