Today’s Headlines

  • SFPD Cyclist Traffic Stop Gets Violent (CBSLocal)
  • BART Killer Investigation Complicated Because Many Security Cameras are Duds (SFGate)
  • But Grainy Image of BART Suspect Released (SFGate, SFExaminer)
  • Oakland to Sacrifice Dense Development to Keep Surface Parking for Raiders Tailgaters (InsideBayArea)
  • Superbowl to Bring Total Gridlock? (SFist)
  • Muni Installs Superbowl Traffic Cameras (SFWeekly, SFist)
  • Transbay Retail Plans Move Forward (BizJournal)
  • Huge Condo Tower to Rise on Mission (BizJournal)
  • Debate Continues on Millbrae Station Area Development (SMDailiyJournal)
  • More on Cyclist Pepper Sprayed (SFExaminer)
  • Mill Valley Bike Versus Bike Crash Injures Young Boy (MarinIJ)

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  • PaleoBruce

    It is fascinating to see the degree of bicyclist animosity in the comments section to the CBSlocal report “SFPD Cyclist Traffic Stop Gets Violent”. I would be curious to hear from a sociologist what is going on with that.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    I believe this is the definitive sociological analysis.

  • Bruce

    Super Bowl is TWO WORDS

  • Prinzrob

    I also hope that bicyclist is already lawyered up, as he seems to have a very good case, especially considering that using a cell phone while biking is not yet illegal in California.

  • Prinzrob

    No, I think the gridlock is due to all the drivers gawking at this Superb Owl.

  • SFnative74

    I have a feeling that condo tower on Mission in the SoMa will be a bust. $500M to construct? $2000/sq ft for a condo? Sounds like it will be one of the first victims of the upcoming dot-com bust. And if Four Seasons thinks getting $100,000 for street improvements out of a $500,000,000 project is a victory, that’s laughable.

  • Sean Maher

    I’ll guess “in group / out group” – drivers see other drivers as part of the same tribe, but cyclists are the “other” tribe. That makes it easy to blame the whole tribe for that one guy you saw run a stop sign two years ago, because they’re all the same.

    You don’t see the same hate on articles about peds or drivers, because peds and drivers are individuals, not part of some monolithic “other” group.

    Other people are just bullies, and feel an uncontrollable urge to attack when they see vulnerability; I assume they are also compelled to kick puppies and pull the wings off of flies.

  • Doesn’t matter how you’re traveling, if you hit and hurt somebody, you need to stop and stay around. Even if it is his own damn fault.