Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Posts Draft List of Next Bikeways, SFBC Maps It and Asks for Input
  • Details Emerge on Caltrain/High-Speed Rail Plans (SF Examiner), But Not HSR Funding (PA Online)
  • SF Fire Truck, Car Drivers Crash at Van Ness and California; No Injuries, Vehicles Totaled (SF Appeal)
  • New Muni Bus Breaks Down on Way From Minnesota So Many Times, Trip Takes a Month (SF Weekly)
  • Consultants Propose Sanitary Amenities on Muni Trains, in Stations (Bold Italic)
  • Street Work Contractors’ Poor Performance Has No Bearing on Selection in Future Bids (SF Examiner)
  • More on SF’s Bike Registry Being Launched to Combat Theft (SF Weekly)
  • Embarcadero Freeway Still Art Agnos’ Cautionary Tale Against Waterfront Development (SF Weekly)
  • West Bay Bridge Span Named After Willie Brown, Freeway Lover, Bicyclist Stalker (ABC 7)
  • Killed Pedestrian Seen in Video of Oakland Sideshows (People Behaving Badly)
  • CHP Officer Hit by Driver on 580 in San Leandro (KTVU)
  • Oakland Police Crack Down on Drivers Blowing Stop Sign (KTVU)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • mcva

    It’s unbelievable that this has already happened again. Another pedestrian killed: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Pedestrian-killed-on-Van-Ness-Avenue-5227666.php

  • greg

    Sadly it’s not unbelievable. Until SFPD starts enforcing traffic laws on all – peds, cars and bikers – this will continue to happen. If we want to continue to not enforce the law, the deaths will continue.

  • 94103er

    In other words, you mean the ‘Vehicle Code’ should be enforced for pedestrians? I’d really like to know how this can stand legally.

  • Bruce Halperin

    As far as bike projects go, the bane of my existence is the bike lane on southbound Embarcadero between Sansome and Battery. The bike lane suddenly vanishes at Sansome only to reappear left of the rightmost vehicle lane mid-block. This forces bike riders to swerve into fast-moving traffic to continue straight on the Embarcadero. There are at least two inexpensive and quick ways to fix this:

    1. Add a bike box at Sansome and restripe the bike lane between Sansome and Battery so that it remains to the left of the vehicles turning onto Battery for the entire block. This is still less than ideal but far better than the status quo.

    2. Replace the 3rd lane of vehicular traffic that begins about 400 feet before Sansome with a curbside parking lane, and move the bike lane to the left of it. Leave the last 75 feet or so before Battery as a right turn lane for cars, and make the bike lane there dashed green, similar to the intersections along the southbound Embarcadero south of the Bay Bridge (e.g., at Bryant and at Brannan).

    If you too feel terror at the mere thought of this clusterf**k, kindly sign my Change.org petition (http://chn.ge/LVERUu) and call or email Supervisor David Chiu (David.Chiu@sfgov.org), Mayor Ed Lee (mayoredwinlee@sfgov.org), and Ben Jose (Ben.Jose@sfmta.com) of the SFMTA.

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  • IHeartPandas

    Hmm, the link doesn’t work for me (I get a 404). Also tried searching Change.org for “embarcadero” or “sansome” and didn’t get your petition as a result.

  • Bruce Halperin

    Try this one: http://chn.ge/LVERUu

  • IHeartPandas

    Worked. Signed. Thanks!

  • mikesonn

    Ah, I HATE THIS!