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Roger Rudick

Commentary: Kill the Projects, Break up Caltrans and Partner Agencies that Refuse to Stop Widening

Lawmakers, advocates, and commissioners are just starting to get serious about stopping California's asphalt addiction. But they have to get more radical to succeed.

January 26, 2024

S.F. Senator Scott Wiener intros Bill to Limit/Cap Speeds of New Cars

Speed-governor bill S.B 961 would also require trucks to have safety guard rails. A companion bill, S.B. 960, would mandate Caltrans to build for safety

January 24, 2024

Eyes on the Street Update: Fruitvale Ave Raised Bike Lanes Now on Both Sides

And the Bay Trail connection is now open. The connections to BART and Alameda island are still wanting, but these projects show that things can get done

January 23, 2024

Pushing the Swiss Model Directly to Bay Area Transit Managers

Chocolate, watches, and transit --- three things you can't go wrong with in Switzerland. Advocates want general managers at Bay Area transit agencies to start using Swiss models for customer service, wayfinding, fares, and operations

January 19, 2024

Commentary: Bikes, Bandits, Cops and Concrete

There's a connection between reckless motoring, the lack of enforcement of traffic laws, and crime more generally. Maybe the importance of making our streets safe extends further than people realize

January 19, 2024

OakDOT Plans Broadway and MLK Safety Projects

Some good features in the plans, some great, but not much room for real input. You can, however, comment on the color of the benches.

January 18, 2024

More Carnage, More Speeding, But still No Road Diet on Franklin

Despite the ongoing crashes, the most potent tool to reduce automobile speeds remains off the table. Local advocates are outraged

January 16, 2024