San Francisco’s powerful cycling lobby is not pleased with a new proposal to shift biking off Market Street and onto Mission Street. Read More
For several years, the San Francisco government, and particularly the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, has prioritized the needs and wants of bicyclists to the detriment of motorists and pedestrians.
Now, a member of The City’s Bicycle Advisory Committee is proposing changing the timing of the stoplights at 12th and Market streets because impatient bicyclists won’t wait up to one minute for the red light to change, choosing instead to run the light. Read More
Thanks for your excellent article (“Speed push cited in bike death,” June 15). I wonder if The San Francisco Examiner has learned of any initiatives to require on-road bicyclists to carry insurance. Under the circumstances of your report, the subject would make for an excellent follow-up piece, and be a great public service if it spurred action. Read More
As more and more people bike to work in downtown San Francisco, the demand is rising for safe storage.Downtown buildings would be required to provide commuters with a “safe, secure place” to store their bikes while at work, under legislation introduced by Supervisor John Avalos. Read More
Bicyclists and pedestrians will be sharing the east sidewalk of the Golden Gate Bridge for nearly three months starting in January due to trail restoration work, the latest in a series of construction projects on the famed span. Read More
New painted lines and explanatory signs have been added to the east sidewalk of the Golden Gate Bridge to help ease congestion brought on by the recent closure of the western walkway.
Since May 31, pedestrians and cyclists have complained about the cramped conditions on the eastern sidewalk of the span, which can feature as many as 16,000 visitors on a busy day. 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
The increasing number of bicycle accidents in San Francisco should surprise no one for two simple reasons, (“SF streets present mean ride,” Dec. 30).
First, due to The City’s promotion of bikes as daily transportation, the number of bicyclists has increased significantly over the last several years. More bikes on the streets lead to more accidents. Read More
The details surrounding a blue Nissan Rogue truck that crashed following what is being called a targeted rampage that injured four bicyclists late Wednesday night could help police make an arrest.
Three of the male victims remained in the hospital Thursday — two are in stable condition and alert and talking, while the third was in critical but expected to survive. However, the suspect remained at large. Read More
When Didrik Hoag begins his bicycle commute to work, potential dangers with cars are always in his path.
That’s why he’s supportive of new efforts by the county to help drivers stay clear of cyclists at heavily used intersections.
As a test, the county’s public works department has painted the bike lanes bright red along a section of Edgewood Road at Scenic Drive in Woodside. Read More