A boulevard and open spaces that replaced the elevated Central Freeway have been credited with revitalizing Hayes Valley, but a key intersection there is still plagued by pedestrian safety issues and heavy traffic congestion.
To help improve those conditions, congestion pricing for motorists, new bike lanes on Polk Street, more crosswalks and the implementation of two-way transit routes on local roads are some of the plans being recommended. Read More
A man was injured early this morning when he was struck by a car while walking in San Francisco’s Crocker-Amazon neighborhood, a fire official sa and Ottawa Avenue, San Francisco fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge said.The 32-year-old man was transported to San Francisco General Hospital. Talmadge said he was conscious but confused, and that she did not know the extent of his injuries. She said he may have suffered some facial trauma. Read More
UPDATE: New information about the crash was released Monday night. A full article about the crash is here. Read More
A man was struck by a car in San Francisco’s Western Addition neighborhood this morning, a fire dispatcher said.The accident was reported at 7:52 a.m. at the intersection of Webster and O’Farrell streets.The man was taken to Kaiser Permanente Medical Center to be treated for his injuries, according to the dispatcher, who did not know the man’s condition.The driver of the car that struck the man stopped at the scene. Read More
A woman who was badly injured when she was struck by a bicyclist in a crosswalk at Mission Street and The Embarcadero last month died this morning, San Francisco police said.The pedestrian, whose name has not been released by the Medical Examiner’s Office, died at a hospital at 5:20 a.m. of the injuries she suffered in the July 15 collision, Officer Albie Esparza said. Read More
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a big-rig at Oak Street and Octavia Boulevard on Thursday. 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
Transit passengers who use the notoriously neglected Balboa Park BART station will finally see some improvements at the hub today.
A 1,500-square-foot mezzanine, wider walkways to serve disabled passengers, a rehabbed entrance and fare gate area, upgraded lighting and new security measures will be unveiled as part of a $6.5 million project designed to improve the station’s pedestrian experience. Read More
A pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries after being struck by a car at Fulton Street and Park Presidio Boulevard on Friday morning, continuing a recent string of serious accidents involving motorists and walkers in The City. Read More
To all the voters who elected Jerry Brown governor, and Kamala Harris attorney general, at the campaign-financed behest of teacher unions, other public employee unions and the SEIU — and/or based upon misguided ideology — it will be too late for self-inflicted voter remorse when California finally crashes with Brown and the Democratic Legislature behind the wheel in the driver’s seat of their joy ride. Read More