Today’s Headlines

  • Family Sues Uber Over Death of Sofia Liu, 6 (ABCSF Appeal, KTVU); KQED Forum Discusses
  • Supes Committee Approves Two Muni Operator Bathrooms in Bayview (ABC)
  • Tonight: SFMTA Community Meeting on Re-Routing the 67 in Bernal Heights (Bernalwood)
  • SFBC Puts the Business Benefits of Bicycling in an SF Context
  • Oakland Sets Out to Turn Telegraph Avenue Into a Complete Street (East Bay Express)
  • SamTrans Service Changes Mean Riders Must Transfer From Palo Alto to SF (PA Online)
  • San Mateo Plans a Bike/Pedestrian Bridge Over 101 at Hillsdale (Cyclelicious)
  • Caltrans Proposes Narrower Traffic Lanes in Designs for El Camino Real (PTA)
  • Mountain View Looks to Make Streets Between Google, Caltrain More Bike-Friendly (PTA)
  • Crowded Caltrain Seeks Near-Term Ways to Increase Capacity (Green Caltrain)
  • Downtown San Jose to Get Multi-Payment Parking Meters, Increased Rates (Mercury News)
  • Marin County Transit District Surveys Residents on Why They Don’t Take the Bus (Marin IJ)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Brad

    The simple, low-cost solution to over-crossings such as Hillsdale (and Willow which is a designated bike route leading up to the highway) is to lower the speed limits to something safe for cyclists to be around, and then actually enforce those speed limits. 25 MPH on these 101 crossing with exit and entry ramps would alleviate a big portion of the problem. All cars on the road today are capable of slowing to 25 on the length of an exit ramp, and accelerating from 25-60 on the entry ramp. I’d love to see more safe bicycle crossings over the 101, but in the mean time, why do we have high speed limits and then wonder why it isn’t safe?

  • Mario Tanev

    Re: Mountain View Shoreline bike improvements

    Mountain View has an amazing resource linking downtown and the North Shoreline area: Stevens Creek Trail. It’s not as direct as taking Shoreline, and the connections and discoverability may be confusing, but unless Shoreline gets full protected bike lanes with bike signals at intersections, Stevens Creek Trail will remain the route of choice.

  • They’ve been talking about putting El Camino on a road diet for what, 15 years now? Meanwhile it’s still dangerous and daunting to cross the street.

  • murphstahoe

    There are actually two trails, the other being Permanent Creek Trail. The problem with that trail being that it dumps you off into a little bit of suburbia in the form of a subdivision with a maze of roads but only one entrance/exit.

  • aslevin

    Protected bike lane on shoreline is a possibility. Looking forward to learning more…

  • aslevin

    Road diet is not on the table in San Mateo County sadly. It is possible in Santa Clara but contentious because decision makers are skeptical that more people will ride the bus

  • thielges

    Why would anyone ride the bus when county road and land use policies are designed to make driving 5X easier and faster than using transit?

    The bulk of people who ride the bus In Santa Clara County are those who have no other options. It is a service of last resort. Lifeline transportation.

  • aslevin

    Cities are adding housing and more walkable business on el Camino but haven’t made the logical connection to need for better express bus service

  • VTA is trying to put a BRT line on El Camino, but who knows if/when that would ever happen.