Bike commuters have reason to rejoice.The Board of Supervisors voted 9-2 Tuesday to adopt an ordinance requiring commercial buildings in The City to allow bicycles be brought inside or provide offsite bike parking within 750 feet. The legislation, introduced by Supervisor John Avalos, is meant to encourage bicycling and reduce bicycle thefts. Read More
After nearly five months of cramped conditions on the Golden Gate Bridge, the bike and pedestrian traffic flows on the span were expected to return to normal this weekend — almost.
The bridge district, which normally designates the east sidewalk for pedestrians, and the west sidewalk for bicyclists (most of the time), had to shift the two groups around this year due to needed construction work on the span. Read More
Unless you might have missed it, bicycle safety and education week has arrived in San Francisco, with courses being offered to improve the overall biking environment in our fair city.
That is a fine thing, since biking has gained a foothold here unlike almost any big city in America, San Francisco being green and bold and sensitive to its carbon footprint. Read More
Bicycles are being stolen at a rampant pace in the Inner Sunset and Cole Valley neighborhoods, and one salt-and-pepper-bearded crook may be living in the very garages and storage sheds he targets, according to police. Read More
Two thugs broke into a residence and stole two bikes in the Inner Sunset on Wednesday, cops said. The 55-year-old male resident of the 1300 block of 5th Avenue told cops he heard glass breaking downstairs around 8 p.m. and then called police, they said. The suspects fled with the bikes before police arrived. The suspects were described as men, one possibly being between 16 and 20 years old and the other in his mid 20s, police said. firstname.lastname@example.org Read More
Bicyclists using Caltrain will now have a lot easier time securing a seat for the commute to work. Read More
Monday was a typical busy afternoon on the Golden Gate Bridge. Tourists snapped photos and gawked at the cityscape, parents pushed strollers and held their kids’ hands, and joggers dodged and weaved through dense crowds.
But the span will feel much busier starting today, when the western sidewalk shuts down for four months and thousands of cyclists and pedestrians commingle. Read More
At $250, the fine for taking a bike on BART during commute hours is no trivial slap on the wrist.
But on a regular weekday, scores of passengers are seen breaking the rule, jamming their trusty two-wheelers into a train packed full of people.
There’s a reason for this habitual violation: Barely anyone ever gets busted for the misdeed. Read More
The Golden Gate Bridge district opted to delay action Thursday on a proposed 10 mph bike speed limit on the span, following backlash from cyclists.Although a yearlong study on bike and pedestrian patterns on the bridge found no significant safety concerns, district officials recommended imposing the speed limit with a $100 fine for violators that is likely to be much higher when other fees are imposed. Read More
Bicycling down Middlefield Road in unincorporated North Fair Oaks can be a white-knuckle journey, as cyclists weave between speeding SUVs and parked cars crowded in front of shops and taquerias. Read More