A revamped Polk Street proposal that would include safety upgrades at intersections but few improvements for cyclists has garnered support from residents and merchants. Read More
A small but vocal group of San Francisco residents and merchants is vehemently opposed to removing parking on Polk Street to make way for a bike lane. Members have organized well enough to persuade The City’s transit agency to rethink its approach to the proposal, after admittedly not being fully prepared to sell the idea during a March community meeting.
Repeated setbacks to bike-related projects on Fell and Oak streets might delay the final completion of the plans until the end of this year, further angering cyclists and community groups. Read More
➤ “Polk Street merchants angry about plan to remove parking spaces,” Local News, Thursday Read More
Three neighborhood residents have filed an appeal against a bike and pedestrian project near the Panhandle, hoping to halt it for further environmental review. Read More
A long-awaited plan to add separated bike lanes to busy sections of Oak and Fell streets is up for approval Tuesday.
The three-block stretch on both Fell and Oak between Scott and Baker streets is a vital east-west route for cyclists, but many are afraid to ride on the segment because there is virtually no separation between bikes and fast-moving cars, said Leah Shahum of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Read More
Like some coal-powered locomotive puffing out black smoke, the naysayers are out in full force with their doomsday predictions on high-speed rail for California. Read More
In your article about all the successful bike lanes around San Francisco (“Lane changes moving S.F.,” July 1), the author failed to point out the inherent problems with the new Golden Gate Park bike lanes. They’re unsafe for cyclists, motorists and pedestrians alike. Read More
Cyclists approaching the intersection of Market and Eighth streets as they head west ride across a street marking that shows two arrows above a bicycle. Cars, buses and trucks are supposed to share that space with bikes.
Across the intersection, a new lane opens up for cyclists only. It’s painted green and separated from auto traffic by plastic posts, making it clear which vehicles go where. Read More
Local transportation advocates are terrified that the pending federal transportation bill could eliminate or drastically reduce funding levels for transit, cycling and pedestrian improvement projects. Read More