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At least 20 people have died in San Francisco every year due to traffic collisions, especially in high risk neighborhoods such as the Tenderloin. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner file)</ins>

SFMTA board presses agency for Vision Zero results

Should traffic citations be used more aggressively to curb dangerous driving behavior?

At least 20 people have died in San Francisco every year due to traffic collisions, especially in high risk neighborhoods such as the Tenderloin. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/S.F. Examiner file)</ins>
A pedestrian was killed in a crash near Lake Merced on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Courtesy map)

Driver arrested in multi-vehicle crash near Lake Merced that killed pedestrian

SF man was allegedly driving a stolen vehicle and intoxicated at time of collision

A pedestrian was killed in a crash near Lake Merced on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021. (Courtesy map)
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State Supreme Court rejects challenge to Prop. 22

Lawsuit alleging measure violates California law could be re-filed in lower court

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Theresa Foglio-Ramirez with Laborers International Union Local 261, pictured in July, says San Francisco public works employees have been forced to share poorly maintained restrooms or left without access to basic cleaning facilities.
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DPW workers file complaint after nine employees test positive for COVID-19 in three weeks

Union alleges ‘unsafe’ working conditions during pandemic

Theresa Foglio-Ramirez with Laborers International Union Local 261, pictured in July, says San Francisco public works employees have been forced to share poorly maintained restrooms or left without access to basic cleaning facilities.
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Since its closure, the Great Highway has become a popular recreation space for cyclists and pedestrians.<ins></ins>

New traffic plan announced to make streets near car-free Great Highway safer

SFMTA, Supervisor Gordon Mar land on comprehensive deal for street safety

Since its closure, the Great Highway has become a popular recreation space for cyclists and pedestrians.<ins></ins>
Supervisor Dean Preston says Lyft’s monopoly on the bikeshare program Bay Wheels is harmful to San Francisco residents.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Preston calls on city to explore public bikeshare program

Current system, owned by Lyft, limits city control over equity and pricing

Supervisor Dean Preston says Lyft’s monopoly on the bikeshare program Bay Wheels is harmful to San Francisco residents.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
A map from a Bay Area Council report highlights current and future possible rail connections throughout the Bay Area and Northern California Megaregion. (Bay Area Council)

Rail providers back calls for second transbay crossing

BART and other regional agencies say integrated train system key to Bay Area’s future

A map from a Bay Area Council report highlights current and future possible rail connections throughout the Bay Area and Northern California Megaregion. (Bay Area Council)
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Three Slow Streets could become permanent

Page, Sanchez and Shotwell streets among first roadways to be considered for closure

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Patrons sit down for an early lunch at Crepevine in the Inner Sunset District on January 28, 2021, the day that outdoor dining in San Francisco resumed. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Rainy weather and uncertainty have a chilling effect on outdoor dining

Many restaurants will stay closed or staff up slowly until owners are sure demand is there

Patrons sit down for an early lunch at Crepevine in the Inner Sunset District on January 28, 2021, the day that outdoor dining in San Francisco resumed. (Kevin Kelleher/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
More than 200 San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year, although the agency says contact tracing suggests almost none of them caught it on the job. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Transit operators ‘thrown under the bus’ in statewide vaccine distribution plan

Muni union leader says members are ‘disgusted’ at by move to de-prioritize them for protection

More than 200 San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency employees have tested positive for COVID-19 in the past year, although the agency says contact tracing suggests almost none of them caught it on the job. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Passengers board a BART train bound for the San Francisco Airport at Powell Street station on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Area transit agencies get first round of latest federal transit relief package

Muni to get $44 million from total of $982 million distributed locally

Passengers board a BART train bound for the San Francisco Airport at Powell Street station on Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
San Francisco leaders argue that plans to develop housing in the region’s transit-heavy urban areas are at odds with goals to increase equity for people of color. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)

SF officials fear regional housing strategy could increase displacement of people of color

Equity and climate goals at odds in plan that concentrates development in transit-rich urban areas

San Francisco leaders argue that plans to develop housing in the region’s transit-heavy urban areas are at odds with goals to increase equity for people of color. (Ming Vong/S.F. Examiner)
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority cut most of its bus service last year due to the pandemic, and has been slow to bring it back due to budget concerns and low ridership. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)

Supes urge SFMTA to expedite restoration of Muni lines

Resolution emphasizes focus on seniors, individuals with disabilities and community routes

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority cut most of its bus service last year due to the pandemic, and has been slow to bring it back due to budget concerns and low ridership. (Samantha Laurey/ Special to S.F. Examiner)
Proposition K, approved by voters in 2003, provides funding primarily for traffic safety and transit capital projects and investment. (Courtesy SFMTA Photos)

City likely to seek reauthorization of transit sales tax in 2022

Measure to fund emerging priorities such as traffic safety, COVID-19 recovery and Muni train control

Proposition K, approved by voters in 2003, provides funding primarily for traffic safety and transit capital projects and investment. (Courtesy SFMTA Photos)
Pedestrians cross the street in downtown San Francisco on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Despite decline in traffic during pandemic, 30 people died in 2020

Advocates sound the alarm about The City’s faltering efforts to achieve Vision Zero

Pedestrians cross the street in downtown San Francisco on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (Photo by Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)
After the pandemic hit, Twin Peaks Boulevard was closed to vehicle traffic, a situation lauded by open space advocates. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

New proposal to partially reopen Twin Peaks to vehicles pleases no one

Neighbors say closure brought crime into residential streets, while advocates seek more open space

After the pandemic hit, Twin Peaks Boulevard was closed to vehicle traffic, a situation lauded by open space advocates. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Scooter companies have expanded their distribution in neighborhoods such as the Richmond and Sunset districts. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SFMTA board signs off on changes to scooter permit program

Companies will gete longer permits, but higher stakes

Scooter companies have expanded their distribution in neighborhoods such as the Richmond and Sunset districts. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
President Joe Biden plans to sign a number of executive orders over the next week. (Biden Transition/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)

Biden signals new direction by signing mask order on his first day in office

President plans ambitious 10-day push of executive orders, legislation

President Joe Biden plans to sign a number of executive orders over the next week. (Biden Transition/CNP/Zuma Press/TNS)
MARIETTA, GA - NOVEMBER 15: Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia taps elbows during a rally for supporters on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. Both become senators Wednesday.  (Jenny Jarvie/Los Angeles Times/TNS)

Vice President Harris swears in senators Padilla, Warnock, Ossoff

New Democratic senators tip balance of power in upper legislative house

MARIETTA, GA - NOVEMBER 15: Democratic U.S. Senate candidates Jon Ossoff (R) and Raphael Warnock (L) of Georgia taps elbows during a rally for supporters on November 15, 2020 in Marietta, Georgia. Both become senators Wednesday.  (Jenny Jarvie/Los Angeles Times/TNS)
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84-year-old male sustains life-threatening injuries when struck by driver of vehicle

An 84-year-old man suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a…

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