FRIDAYMystery novelist: Author Louise Penny talks about “The Beautiful Mystery,” her latest Chief Inspector Gamache novel. [7 p.m., Kepler’s Books and Magazines, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park]SATURDAYA great bike ride Read More
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
Starting in August, BART will ease restrictions on its bike-boarding policy, allowing them on all trains on Fridays.
BART does not allow bikes onboard certain trains during the morning and evening commutes, in an effort to ease crowding. However, the agency is embarking on a goal to double usage rates for bicyclists on its system, and as part of that the agency will engage in a pilot project to allow bikes all day on Fridays. Read More
A Craigslist advertisement hawking a stolen bike led to the arrest of two men in the Bayview last week, police said. A stolen bike wasn’t all police found. A San Ramon resident contacted Bayview Station police after seeing his bike being sold on the website. Read More
San Francisco police said they arrested two youths and recovered 21 stolen bicycles from an Ingleside district home Tuesday after responding to a Craigslist advertisement.Police at the Mission Station announced the recovery via Twitter on Wednesday, offering a link with pictures of the stolen bicycles in the hope that their owners will reclaim them. Read More
A proposal to close one lane of busy Oak Street to accommodate bicyclists coming from the Panhandle has critics predicting a parking and traffic nightmare along a stretch of road that drivers from the western part of The City use to reach the freeway.
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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
Since vehicle restrictions were placed on Market Street in September, the number of eastbound automobiles on a busy stretch of the artery has dropped by nearly half, while the amount of cyclists more than doubled and pedestrians rose by almost a quarter. Read More
Getting around the Peninsula by bike or public transit can be a challenge with budget cuts and increased congestion, but citizen groups are daring residents to get out of their cars and reduce the carbon footprint as part of the second Drive Less Challenge.
Founded in 2009 by the Menlo Park Green Ribbon Citizens’ Committee, the challenge urges participants to get from place to place by walking, biking, car-pooling or taking public transportation instead of driving alone. Read More
A Muni bus ran over an injured cyclist’s bike and refused to stop following on incident Wednesday morning on Market Street.
Just after 8:30 a.m., the cyclist fell off her bike near the intersection of Fifth and Market streets, according to Judson True, spokesman for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which oversees Muni. Read More