Today’s Headlines

  • Stanley Roberts Features SFPD Park Station’s Bike Crackdown; SFGate Bay Bikers Blog Blasts it
  • Driver Caused Car Crash Last Sunday That Ejected Occupant on South Van Ness Avenue (KRON)
  • Cesar Chavez Street’s Transformation Gets Praise From Smart Growth America
  • Jane Warner Plaza Stewards Plan Furniture Upgrades, New Events (Hoodline)
  • Parking Lot Conversion for Noe Valley Town Square Pushed Back to January
  • Lyft to Run “Magic Mode” Music-Themed Vans to Ferry Fans to Outside Lands Festival (SF Examiner)
  • Uber Drivers’ Status as Employees to Be Decided By Federal Judge (KQED, CBS, SFGate)
  • Caltrain Plans to Plug Funding Gap With CA Cap-and-Trade, Federal Grants, Toll Money (Green Caltrain)
  • Sunnyvale Driver Whom Deputies Pulled Out of Car on Caltrain Tracks Arrested for DUI (NBC, SFGate)
  • Bolinas Man Arrested for Road Rage Against Cyclist, Found Dead in Car in Apparent Suicide (Marin IJ)
  • 16-Year-Old San Jose Driver Arrested After Hitting Four-Year-Old in Apartment Complex, Fleeing (NBC)
  • BART’s Crime-Reporting App Used Heavily By Riders Complaining About African-Americans (EBX, NBC)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • p_chazz

    So, I see that a cyclist is soliciting the murder of Stanley Roberts on Craigslist. Or was, the ad has been taken down. You guys–and I do mean guys, aggro entitled white guys for the most part, need to realize just how loathed you are. Soliciting the murder of a popular African-American journalist who puts you in a bad light is not making you any friends, and is only making police crackdowns on cyclists more popular with the public

    .http://www.sfweekly.com/thesnitch/2015/08/07/bicyclists-put-10000-bounty-on-stanley-roberts-head

  • dat

    Oh no p_chazz- we know how ‘loathed’ we are. You come on here almost daily to remind us. Your tireless efforts to shine the light on our nefarious activities really adds a lot to the discussion on this site. You’re a one man beacon of truth in an echo chamber of vacuous entitlement and uppityness. Don’t ever leave us!

  • Jimbo

    i love stanley roberts

  • Jimbo

    they hate sanford. he’s african american
    they hate roberts. hes african american
    they hate me on this site. im african american.

    75% of cyclsits in SF are white males under 45.

    i see a theme.

  • dat

    …a few days ago you said you were “done with this blog”. Yet… here you are…

    …you can’t quit us.

  • p_chazz

    I think that cyclists like for people to loathe them. It feeds their bad boy reputations. In the comments on another article, @Murphstahoe made a revealing statement to a fellow cyclist who was considering giving up commuting on his bike and taking transit that he would have a hard time becoming an “eloi.” Eloi are the weak, helpless people in H.G. Wells’ Time Machine. The corollary of that is that cyclists are Morlocks–the bestial, feral creatures who preyed on them.

  • murphstahoe

    the question is – can you quit Jimbo and p_chazzz..

  • dat

    They’re two obvious trolls. Obvious troll is obvious. They’re fun to toy with because they play off the cuff. No real cognizant arguments, just accusations of racism if you disagree with them or blanket statements “All cyclists”, etc. They’re not sophisticated or subtle. They’re artless hacks but they’re all we’ve got on here. What we need is a troll with style. That’d be real fun.

  • dat

    So why play into it?

  • Nicasio Nakamine

    I think we can agree that murder and threats of murder are completely inappropriate and whoever is making the threat is a total asshole. I don’t like Stanley Roberts, but I don’t wish him any harm.

  • Nicasio Nakamine

    I don’t want to be loathed, but I know I am.

  • gneiss

    A Craigslist post elevated to a journalist article is at best, hack journalism. I don’t think any reasonable thinking person would suggest that this reflects the views of “cyclists”, or would infer that a crackdown on cyclists is required because of this.

    The lack of popularity of cyclists exists with or without good behavior by cyclists. They are an outgroup that is an easy target for haters. Even if everyone came to a complete stop all of the time at stop signs, there are still a sizable subgroup of individuals (which would I am sure, include you) that would still not want people who ride bicycles on city streets and would fight against any changes to the streetscape which would benefit bicycle riders over motorists.

  • gneiss

    Thanks for letting me know that my 8-year old daughter and my wife want people to “loathe” them when they ride bikes to school or to work.

  • Donovan Lacy

    I don’t really want people to loathe me either, but if they are going to for irrational reasons, all I can do is try and reason with them and stay out of their way on the road.

    That being said, I am not sure why you feel the need to classify everyone who rides a bicycle as part of some secret cabal, but if that is truly what you believe, it sounds a little paranoid.

  • Donovan Lacy

    I don’t hate Sanford or Roberts or you for that matter. To generalize in that way that you just did is truly offensive.

    Can you please provide a citation for your previous post?

    You might want to take a look at this link to help with your cyclists demographic data.

    http://www.smartgrowthamerica.org/documents/cs/impl/ca-sanfrancisco-2012report.pdf

  • NoeValleyJim

    I think you actually posted that to Craigslist as a troll.

  • NoeValleyJim

    He doesn’t care about the facts, he has been corrected numerous times. He just likes to troll.

  • NoeValleyJim

    Something we can agree upon Jimbo!

  • Donovan Lacy

    Fair enough. I have a hard time not calling people out that are blatantly and willfully wrong, so I thought I would post a link to the actual makeup of bicycle riders in SF.

  • p_chazz

    Nope. Not me.

  • p_chazz

    Who said anything about reason or thinking?

  • City Resident

    Stanley Roberts is great. He shines the light on a lot illegal (and sometimes unsafe) behavior. He seems to be consistent, fair, and affable. But his reporting (like that of most t.v. news reports) avoids nuance and neglects to delve deeply into issues. As discussions here demonstrate, the issue of rolling through stop signs isn’t simply a black or white, right or wrong issue.

  • Mario Tanev

    The BART complaints about African Americans remind me of the complaints about cyclists. Our government should not act upon base impulse of a bigoted majority.

  • murphstahoe

    They aren’t wrong, just trying to drum up a reaction. Ignore. Please.

  • RichLL

    So suppose, hypothetically speaking, that blacks really were causing most of the problems on BART. How would you propose that we handle that? By suppressing that observation?

  • Elias Zamaria

    To whom it may concern: the Marin IJ link is broken. I think it is supposed to point here: http://www.marinij.com/general-news/20150806/bolinas-road-rage-assault-suspect-found-dead-in-apparent-suicide

  • Andy Chow

    If you saw a double parked car with emergency flashers in the outer Sunset the last weekend, or a car making a sudden right turn from the left lane, it must be one of those TNC drivers clogging the streets with low capacity vehicles waiting for their customers. If the outcome is that these vehicles take ridership away from high capacity transit vehicles, I don’t that to be a benefit. They are also less efficient than traditional taxis where random customer can’t just hail a random vehicle, forcing cars to circle around, or double park.