There was a bit of a dust-up late Friday on Twitter when the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition called out Caltrans over “public service” announcements that blame our most vulnerable road users for their own deaths and injuries. .@caltranshq, you ought to be ashamed of yourselves for this counterproductive victim-blaming. https://t.co/0RGSYmUGds — SF Bicycle Coalition (@sfbike) […]
Park(ing) Day is a grass-roots event wherein people turn street parking spaces into something more useful and fun than car storage. Herein some photos of people enjoying the street.
Yesterday evening, some thirty bicycle advocates in yellow t-shirts again cordoned off a section of Valencia Street’s Uber drop-off zone (also known as the bike lane) in the Mission, between 18th and 19th. The protest was very similar to past efforts, which you can read about here and here. As with the past two protests, […]
Yesterday, the San Mateo Board of Supervisors passed a resolution that could be the first step towards a statewide ban on texting while walking in a crosswalk. The resolution, introduced by Supervisor David Canepa, “urges the state legislature to take action to promote traffic safety by prohibiting use of cell phones while crossing streets or, […]
Sunday evening, Reena (she asked Streetsblog to withhold her last name), 34, was returning to San Francisco after a long ride through Marin on her carbon fiber road bike. She turned onto Valencia for the last few blocks to her apartment in the Mission. She was pedaling along at a leisurely eight mph, riding in […]
A business in San Francisco’s Chinatown could receive up to $10,000 from the city to help bring back customers ostensibly lost due to construction disruption from SFMTA’s subway project, according to a release from Mayor Lee’s office about a new “Central Subway Mitigation” program. Along the same tack, the mayor is asking SFMTA, Public Works, and […]
The Mayor and at least three members of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors are working on proposals to offer financial compensation to merchants impacted by city projects, notably those in Chinatown near the Central Subway construction. As reported in the San Francisco Examiner: City leaders are looking to boost efforts to aid merchants in […]
“Why wait five or six years before doing anything with the space?” was the question Brad Leibin, an architect at David Baker Architects, was asked to help solve about an affordable housing project planned for West Oakland’s San Pablo Avenue at 34th Street. “So we started to make a difference on that streets-cape immediately … […]
Over the summer, YIMBY–shorthand for ‘Yes-In-My Backyard’–organizers from all over the nation gathered in Oakland to share strategies on how to advance their brand of pro-development urbanism. The ‘YIMBYtown’ conference brought over 200 attendees and an impressive roster of guest speakers. YIMBY is a national movement and its Bay Area disciples are prominent. The organization is […]
Oakland has completed safety upgrades to the crosswalk at 23rd and Harrison.
Patricia Martel, City Manager of Daly City, has this to say about garbage cans blocking bike lanes: “cyclists have to share the road with vehicles and waste cans [emphasis added] weekly.” That’s right. The City Manager thinks it’s okay for homeowners to put their trash cans in a travel lane of a road–as long as […]
Count on an extra twenty to forty minutes for your trip if you plan to travel on BART between West Oakland and Fruitvale, or between 19th Street and Fruitvale, this Labor Day weekend. “That’s our advice to riders,” said Assistant General Manager for Operations Paul Oversier at a BART press conference this morning in Oakland. […]