Today’s Headlines

  • Photo Shows Cyclist on Driver’s Windshield in Crash at Fulton and Divisadero (CBS, Exam)
  • Chronicle Op-Ed Makes Case for Bike Yield Law; SFBC Calls on Supporters to Urge Supes to Support
  • On-Street “Poets Plaza” in North Beach Delayed a Second Time After Complaints (Hoodline)
  • SFBC Calls for a 13th Street Eastbound Protected Bike Lane to Complement Westbound Lane
  • Critical Mass Attacker Ian Hespelt Confronted By Awkward Videographer Michael Petrelis (SFist)
  • Stolen Car Driver Crashes Into Parked Car, Flees on Foot in Bernal Heights (Bernalwood)
  • SFPUC to Install 100 Pedestrian-Scale Lights on 25 Blocks in the Tenderloin (Hoodline)
  • Golden Gate Bridge Seismic Retrofit, in Construction Since 1998, Set for Completion in 2021 (MIJ)
  • BART Service Stopped By Equipment Problem Between Fremont and S. Hayward Yesterday (SFGate)
  • Oakland Removes AC Transit Bus Stop Because Bank Didn’t Want Passengers Waiting in Front (EBX)
  • Menlo Park Tweaks Plans for Mixed-Use Development on Defunct Auto Row on El Camino Real (Merc)
  • Gas is Less Than $3/Gallon in CA, and May Get Cheaper Over Next Couple of Years (Mercury News)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Anony

    Cyclist on windshield

    Let’s not forget double fines in construction zone. Throw the book at this driver.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    CBS link in the first item is bogus.

  • PaleoBruce
  • Jeffrey Baker

    Brilliant. I love that the press continues to blank out license plates under the mistaken assumption that people have a right to privacy upon the public streets.

  • Flatlander

    So, you have a photo with the bicyclist on the hood of the car, numerous witnesses, and yet, “It’s not sure…the cyclist went on the hood. We have one side of the story, we don’t have the other side of the story.”

    Yes, by all means, wait for the other side of the story…

  • Jeffrey Baker

    Re: the EBX article on the stop removal on the AC Transit 51 line, the remaining stops at Hawthorne and 28th are only 500 meters apart. Isn’t that close enough, bordering on ridiculously close together?

  • david vartanoff

    30th is the best stop location as it is the access point to “Pill Hill” with the shallowest grade. Shame on Oakland. The response should have been “don’t like transit riders? move your bank”.

  • jonobate

    Google Maps says 550m, or 1800 ft, which is actually pretty far for bus stop spacing. Muni uses a standard of 900 – 1400 ft (275 – 425 m), which I think is about right; the issue in SF is that most stops are closer together than the official standard says they should be.

    Shame on Oakland. SF isn’t perfect, but I can’t imagine the city doing something as brazenly disrespectful of transit riders as this.

  • Gezellig

    Jarrett Walker of Human Transit has a good piece on stop distance:

    http://www.humantransit.org/2011/04/basics-walking-distance-to-transit.html

    He points out 400 meters is a generic, commonly used distance between stops, so 500m would be quite a bit above the average, actually. Of course local contexts vary widely. It’s certainly way above the SF average!

  • Darksoul SF

    That (possible fake) incident looks like a attempt to denounce drivers and picture look very odd (it maybe staged to get that person attention.).

  • Darksoul SF

    I hope Mayor veto the unsafe law to ensure safety and disregard the supporters (who think is safe).

  • jd_x

    Re: CBS article on cyclist on windshield

    The article says, “but tensions have been growing between motorists and bicyclists in San Francisco for several months now.”

    Really? What is their evidence for this? I have not heard this anywhere nor seen it in my own personal experience. The relationship seems normal ….

  • jonobate

    There is no evidence whatsoever that this incident was staged. Even the SFPD are not denying that the incident took place.

    You continually post factually incorrect information on this blog. You spread a narrative that reflects what you would like to be the truth, rather than what is actually the truth. It’s utterly disgraceful behavior, particularly when someone has been injured, and you need to be called out on it.

  • NoeValleyJim

    SFPD will decline to arrest and the DA will refuse to press charges. It will turn out the driver is politically connected to Willie Brown and everyone will have a good laugh over it.

  • Flatlander

    I will grant that the photo does look a bit odd. But per the Examiner article, “Witnesses took photos, including one that showed Wallace’s head over the top of the car, as he held onto the windshield” – a bit more detail on that would help.

  • kevin

    Now, why is it that the people who have the most trouble forming sentences have the least trouble forming crazy conspiracy theories. Oh, because they’re crazy.

  • tomtip

    If Wallace jumped upon the hood of a vehicle then that is a very aggressive act, similar to the guy at the CM incident a few weeks ago.

    Whatever happened to the old fashioned idea of two parties involved in an accident having a polite chat, exchanging insurance details, and then moving on?

  • SFnative74

    I agree…I ride nearly everyday and sometimes drive, and everything seems the same as usual to me.