With San Francisco in the middle of updating its 25-year transportation plan, officials from one of The City’s transit planning agencies will meet with the public next week to discuss details of the ambitious undertaking.
The City’s 25-year plan includes objectives for moving commuters of out their cars and on to alternative modes of travel, such as public transit, cycling and walking. Read More
Private shuttles, which have proliferated as a way of carrying commuters from San Francisco neighborhoods and transit centers to large workplaces, could be more tightly regulated in the future.
Marina and Noe Valley residents have long voiced their displeasure with the shuttles, saying they are loud, block narrow streets and interfere with public transit. Read More
Since moving to the neighborhood in 2006, Rincon Hill resident Jamie Whitaker has assailed various city officials with repeated requests for traffic-calming measures near his home.Five years later, Whitaker has yet to see any of his requests come to fruition, and his concerns were made tragically clear Friday after the death of 71-year-old Lourdes Richman, who was struck and killed by a truck driver while crossing Second and Townsend streets. Read More
Despite the recent introduction of double fines for traffic citations — a deterrent that has proven effective elsewhere — pedestrian accidents on Van Ness Avenue have skyrocketed in the past two years, increasing the calls for more traffic-calming measures there.In 2008, there were nine such incidents on Van Ness, which doubles as U.S. Highway 101 in San Francisco. In 2009, that total increased to 27 — a 300 percent hike — and last year rose to 30. Read More