Today’s Headlines

  • Mayor Lee Threatens to Veto Bike Yield Law (SF Exam)
  • Another Chronicle Op-Ed in Support of Bike Yield Law
  • SFPD Searching for Cadilac Driver Who Hit Bicyclist Twice (SFist)
  • Development Impact Fee Could Generate Millions for Muni (SF Exam)
  • VTA Advisory Committee Recommends Against El Camino Real Bus Lanes (Merc)
  • Governor Signs “Yellow Alert” Bill to Catch Hit-And-Run Drivers (Streetsblog LA)
  • California Program to Waive Unpaid Traffic Tickets Begins Today (SF Gate)
  • Family Oriented Bike Palo Alto This Weekend (PA Online)
  • Renting Driveways to Park Cars Illegal in Some Bay Area Cities (Kron4)
  • Rainy Bay Area Weather Doubles Number of Daily Car Crashes (CBS)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA


KTVU Stays Classy With Fearmongering Segment on “Bike Yield Law”

What KTVU’s sensationalistic bike coverage lacks in integrity, it compensates for in consistency. The Fox affiliate’s segment on the proposed “Bike Yield Law” yesterday kept the bar low in manufacturing controversy, featuring a bedside interview with a single mother recovering from injuries after being hit by a bicycle rider earlier that day. KTVU reporter Amber Lee glossed over the […]

Monday: Your Chance to Speak on the Bike Yield Law

On Monday at 1:30 p.m., the land use and transportation committee of the SF Board of Supervisors is going to discuss the Bike Yield Law at City Hall. This is an important opportunity to speak up for common-sense bike and traffic enforcement policies. The ordinance would instruct San Francisco police to, in practice, adopt an “Idaho Stop” […]

Majority of Supes Back the “Bike Yield Law” to Be Introduced Tomorrow

The “Bike Yield Law” proposed by Supervisor John Avalos is poised to be approved by the Board of Supervisors. The ordinance urges the SFPD to let bicycle riders safely treat stop signs as yield signs. Avalos plans to introduce the ordinance tomorrow, and it has support from six supervisors — the majority needed to vote it into law. It’s unclear if it has support from SFPD […]

SFPD Chief Suhr Misses the Point of the “Bike Yield Law”

SF Police Department Chief Greg Suhr doesn’t seem to grasp the point of the “Bike Yield Law” proposed by Supervisor John Avalos. “Stop signs are pretty simple. They say ‘stop,'” Suhr told KQED today. “They don’t say ‘yield,’ they don’t say ‘slow down.'” Suhr added that anyone who violates the letter of the stop sign law “will be […]

Mayor Lee Vows to Veto Bike Yield Law

Updated at 6:46 p.m. with image of Mayor’s veto letter at the bottom. Mayor Ed Lee has vowed to veto the “Bike Yield Law” put forward by six supervisors. Assuming the mayor follows through, it will take a vote from eight of the 11 supervisors to override him. In a comment to the SF Chronicle, Lee showed that […]