President Barack Obama is flying into the Bay Area tonight, so commuters in downtown San Francisco and beyond should be prepared to experience some traffic delays. Read More
Once again, San Francisco ranks as one of the most congested metropolitan areas in the nation, with local commuters losing 61 hours each year stuck in traffic.
At 67 hours of lost productivity, commuters in the Washington, D.C., metro area were the only motorists in the country who suffered more than San Francisco drivers last year, according to the Texas Transportation Institute, which produces annual congestion reports. Read More
UPDATE: All lanes have reopened on southbound U.S. Highway 101 following a police investigation and accident just north of Holly Street, according to the California Highway Patrol.
A crash involving an apparent shooting victim was reported around 3:30 p.m. near Holly Street, CHP officer James Evans said.
The vehicle was seen swerving before it veered off the roadway, Evans said. Read More
Plans for a new 47-story building at the corner of Third and Mission streets could inject new life into the Mexican Museum’s long hunt for a permanent home — if traffic and the proposed tower’s massive shadows don’t get in the way. Read More
In your article about all the successful bike lanes around San Francisco (“Lane changes moving S.F.,” July 1), the author failed to point out the inherent problems with the new Golden Gate Park bike lanes. They’re unsafe for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians alike. Read More
While the great Silicon Valley technology startups are typically on the other side of the bay, the fire in the transbay tube has left a temporary boom in local businesses around the transbay bus transfer stations in Oakland.
Click on the photo to see more. Read More
A winter storm blasted the Pacific Northwest Wednesday, dumping near-record snow in some areas, hammering parts of Oregon with winds as high as 110 mph and bringing much of the region to a standstill.
From the Washington state capital in Olympia to the Oregon coast, schools were closed, roads were clogged with snow and hundreds of accidents and dozens of flights were cancelled. Read More
Drivers trying to escape after a Giants game at AT&T Park next season may face street closures that are aimed at reducing bottlenecks and speeding up Muni.
While the whole neighborhood is swamped with vehicles after AT&T Park events, northbound Fourth Street is particularly problematic because there is only one lane for both automobiles and Muni’s T-Third Street line, said Muni spokesman Paul Rose. Read More
That morning drive to work is getting a lot slower for San Francisco motorists.
Average traffic speeds on The City’s streets and highways have fallen in the past two years, including a 17 percent drop on local freeways during the morning commute.
Click on the photo at right to see a comparison of average speeds between 2009 and 2011. Read More
A man was taken to a hospital after a crash on the Bay Bridge this morning that involved an AC Transit bus and several other vehicles, California Highway Patrol spokesman Tony Tam said.The collision, reported just after 6 a.m., blocked two lanes on westbound Interstate Highway 80 on the Bay Bridge’s eastern span.A 28-year-old Vallejo man driving a Chevrolet Avalanche was transported to Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center, but Tam did not know his condition. Read More