Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Traffic Enforcement

Northern Station Leads Rise in SFPD “Focus on the Five” Citations

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SFPD traffic citations issued for “Focus on the Five” have hit an all-time high of 32 percent, as the SF Examiner reported earlier this week. The rate of tickets issued for the five most dangerous driving violations in this year’s second quarter was up 34 percent compared to the same quarter last year, according to stats presented by SFPD Traffic Company Commander […]

SFBC, 3 Supervisors Say Law Should Let Cyclists Treat Stops as “Yield” Signs

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The SF Bicycle Coalition announced its “unfettered support” today for a “Bike Yield Law” that would enable cyclists to treat stop signs as yield signs and cautiously roll through when there is no cross-traffic. Until now, the SFBC has had no official position on the stop sign law, focusing instead on the message that police enforcement of bicycle riders who […]

SFPD’s Sanford Explains His Evolving Views on Bicycling and Traffic Priorities

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John Sanford rode a bicycle yesterday for the first time in an untold number of years. Then, he sat down for nearly two hours to have an insightful discussion with a couple of his staunchest critics. Streetsblog’s recorded interview with Sanford is posted at the bottom of this article. The new-ish captain of SFPD’s Park […]

Avalos Proposes Ordinance Urging SFPD to Let Cyclists Yield at Stop Signs

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Supervisor John Avalos plans to introduce a policy urging the SFPD to let people on bikes treat stop signs as yield signs. It could legitimize the safe, practical maneuver already practiced by the vast majority of people on bikes, which is legal in Idaho. While SF can’t supersede the state’s flawed stop sign law, Avalos’ ordinance would set a “San Francisco […]