Multiple lanes, one-way directions and access to heavily used commuter freeways can turn the streets of South of Market from residential roads to miniature interstates. But a speed limit reduction could curb that soon.
Officials have imposed a 5 mph cut — from 30 to 25 mph — on parts of Howard, Folsom, Harrison and Bryant streets. Mayor Ed Lee said in a statement that the reduction was based on his directive to improve pedestrian safety. 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