For five straight years, Sarah Kaplan biked every weekday morning from her home on Haight Street to her job in the Financial District. But she won’t be making that commute again any time soon.
Kaplan, an avid bicyclist, recently broke her elbow while biking on the Golden Gate Bridge, an injury she says could have been prevented with better management of the span’s crowded eastern sidewalk. Read More
We don’t want to get your hopes up too much. But it’s apparently going to happen — the actual date just isn’t set in stone yet. Bob Seger is currently booking a second leg of his successful 2011 North American tour, with a reported stop occurring right here in San Francisco. Read More
Motorists will be unable to use portions of Park Presidio Boulevard on Saturday night and Sunday morning due to road closures related to the Doyle Drive rebuild.Park Presidio Boulevard, which acts as State Highway 1 in San Francisco, will be closed in both directions between Lake Street and Highway 101. The road closure will begin at 8 p.m. on Saturday night and last until 11 a.m. on Sunday. Read More
The U.S. Coast Guard, Marin County Fire and Golden Gate National Recreation Area rescued four swimmers pulled in to the Pacific Ocean Wednesday night by a strong wave.The call for rescue was received by the Golden Gate National Recreation Area around 6 p.m. for a report of four people in the water. When rangers arrive moments later, three teens were already on the beach. Read More
All-electronic tolling on the Golden Gate Bridge could become one step closer to reality later this week.On Thursday, the bridge district’s finance committee will vote on a measure to approve the framework for all-electronic tolling in anticipation of upcoming contract negotiations on the plan. Read More
Monday may have been the Fourth of July, but for pedestrians and bicyclists trying to cross the Golden Gate Bridge, it was no vacation.
Due to the recent closure of the span’s western sidewalk — normally reserved strictly for cyclists during the weekends and holidays — bikers and walkers were crammed into the eastern sidewalk, making for a chaotic scene of near-misses, close calls and plenty of traffic bottlenecks. Read More
Two would-be jumpers on the Golden Gate Bridge this week were talked down by California Highway Patrol officers.
California Highway Patrol officers talked two would-be jumpers off the eastern ledge of the Golden Gate Bridge on two consecutive days this week. Read More
The Golden Gate Bridge District is set to embark on a $4 million engineering study designed to make its proposed suicide deterrent system “shovel-ready,” but there is still no funding lined up to complete the $50 million project. Read More
All lanes on the Golden Gate Bridge have reopened following a multi-vehicle collision, according to the California Highway Patrol. Southbound lanes were blocked for about 45 minutes by the crash, which was reported at 3:27 p.m. Initial reports indicate the accident, which involved at least three vehicles, was a head-on collision, CHP Sgt. John Carman said. Only minor injuries were reported, but it was unclear how many people were involved. Read More
The San Francisco Bay Trail is many things, but it isn’t always a trail nor is it always next to San Francisco Bay.
When the Association of Bay Area Governments first set out to build a 500-mile path through nine counties, 47 cities and around San Francisco and San Pablo bays, the project was bound to be complex. That was especially true given that each separate jurisdiction would be responsible for managing its own segments. Read More