Officials in the Bay Area think by using inexpensive plastic and paint (and sometimes gently curving, concrete curbs) they're designing streets to keep everybody safe, motorists included. But what they're really doing is transferring the consequences of reckless driving from the perpetrators to everyone else. These past few weeks we've seen the tragic results.
Cross-posted from City Observatory. A little over a year ago, a gallon of regular gasoline cost $3.70. Since then, that price has plummeted, and remains more than a dollar cheaper than it was through most of 2014. Over the same period, there’s been a small but noticeable uptick in driving in the US. After nearly […]
As San Francisco’s economy booms, a lot more people are commuting, and very few are doing it in a car. Between 2006 and 2014, the city saw a net growth of about 86,400 commuters, and 95 percent of them don’t drive, according to data from the US Census American Community Survey. The ACS numbers provide the best available […]
Donald “D.J.” Pinkerton, 23, was killed on his bike in a crash with an SFPD driver on Friday night at a dangerous intersection at the edge of McLaren Park which is set to get traffic calming improvements. The SFPD has told reporters that officers are still investigating the crash, which occurred at about 9 p.m. at Sunnydale […]
The Valley Transportation Authority Board of Directors today could enshrine road widenings in its 20-year transportation sales tax, proposed for the ballot in Santa Clara County in November 2016. The agenda for today’s 5:30 p.m. board meeting includes approval of the sales tax measure language, which includes goals [PDF] to “provide congestion relief” and “relieve roadway, highway, and expressway bottle […]