traffic

A new California law would allow bicycle riders to safely yield at intersections. (Shutterstock)

New ‘Idaho Stop’ legislation encourages bicycle safety

Cyclists, advocates support common-sense Assembly Bill 122

 

Cyclists and pedestrians enjoyed the car-free Great Highway between Sloat Boulevard and Lincoln Way. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner/2020)

Debate over Great Highway’s closure represents a much larger San Francisco problem

Last month, a sign appeared in the window of the popular Outer…

 

A recent visit to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art was notably free of crowds. (Ekevara Kitpowsong/SF Examiner file photo)

A modern visit to SFMOMA

Though the area was far from bustling, traffic persisted on the way home

 

Pedestrian safety will increase by improving streets and dropping the speed limit as well as revising jaywalking laws.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Just what exactly will the Freedom to Walk Act do?

Decriminalizing jaywalking is fine, but pedestrian safety remains an issue

Pedestrian safety will increase by improving streets and dropping the speed limit as well as revising jaywalking laws.<ins> (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
Golden Gate Park advocate David Miles, right, and his family are among those who enjoy having no car traffic on John F. Kennedy Drive. (Courtesy photo)

My 40+ year fight with SF museums over street safety in Golden Gate Park

By David Miles I was in Golden Gate Park this weekend with…

Golden Gate Park advocate David Miles, right, and his family are among those who enjoy having no car traffic on John F. Kennedy Drive. (Courtesy photo)
Data indicates that most bicyclist fatalities occur on multi-lane, traffic-filled roads.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

Cyclist deaths remain high during COVID-19

More bikers hit the road for transit, physical benefits

Data indicates that most bicyclist fatalities occur on multi-lane, traffic-filled roads.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>
COVID restrictions have prompted a benefit or two, such as empty streets in The City. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Taking the scenic route through a pandemic

Streets of San Francisco are pleasantly free of traffic

COVID restrictions have prompted a benefit or two, such as empty streets in The City. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</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)
The most dangerous behaviors by drivers include failing to yield right-of-way at crosswalks, unsafe speeding and failing to stop at red lights or stop signs. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
The most dangerous behaviors by drivers include failing to yield right-of-way at crosswalks, unsafe speeding and failing to stop at red lights or stop signs. <ins>(Ekevara Kitpowsong/Special to S.F. Examiner)</ins>
It’s been a dangerous week on San Francisco roads

It’s been a dangerous week on San Francisco roads

Four collisions in last six days kill 1, injure 3

It’s been a dangerous week on San Francisco roads
Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

SF teen arrested in crash that killed 1, injured 7 others

A San Francisco teenager was arrested Saturday evening after he allegedly struck…

Crime scene tape on Wednesday, May 30, 2018. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
(S.F. Examiner File Photo)

Muni, parking and street closures: your Thanksgiving weekend traffic advisory

Have questions about parking, Muni or traffic this weekend. Here's the lowdown on what…

(S.F. Examiner File Photo)
Traffic is seen backed up along Mission Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, October 28, 2016 as commuters try to make their way onto the Bay Bridge following a major weather-related crash. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

Bay Bridge crash, rainy weather wreak havoc on morning SF traffic

UPDATE: 12:05 P.M.: All lanes of the Bay Bridge have reopened following…

Traffic is seen backed up along Mission Street in San Francisco, Calif. Friday, October 28, 2016 as commuters try to make their way onto the Bay Bridge following a major weather-related crash. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)
The Interstate 80 off-ramp near Octavia and Market streets, as seen from above. (Gil Riego Jr./2012 S.F. Examiner)

Man hit by truck on SF’s Central Freeway dies, but gunshot wound to his leg remains a mystery

Early-morning commuters heading into central San Francisco encountered an injured man walking…

The Interstate 80 off-ramp near Octavia and Market streets, as seen from above. (Gil Riego Jr./2012 S.F. Examiner)
(Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)

Despite efforts, Golden Gate Bridge traffic may be unsolvable

Despite recent efforts like the installation of a movable median barrier, the…

(Cindy Chew/2010 S.F. Examiner)

Woman seriously injured in suspected DUI crash in the Mission

A 62-year-old woman suffered life-threatening injuries Thursday afternoon in one of two…

A Muni bus drives in the red bus and taxi only lane at 16th and Mission streets Thursday, May 5, 2016.(Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

SF offers compromise on controversial Mission District Muni-only red lanes

Relief is on the way for Mission District residents seeing red over…

A Muni bus drives in the red bus and taxi only lane at 16th and Mission streets Thursday, May 5, 2016.(Emma Chiang/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Crash snarls traffic on Bay Bridge

A multi-vehicle crash in San Francisco was causing major delays on the…

“I can’t help but smile whenever I think about how I pissed that Uber driver off so badly his passenger had to get out of the car and call me an asshole.” (Courtesy photo)

The invigorating power of gridlock

Last Wednesday night, I participated in a panel discussion for the annual…

“I can’t help but smile whenever I think about how I pissed that Uber driver off so badly his passenger had to get out of the car and call me an asshole.” (Courtesy photo)
Officers investigate the scene where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a SF Paratransit bus near Geary and Franklin streets in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, June 9, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)

UPDATE: Woman fatally struck by Paratransit bus near Cathedral Hill

A woman was fatally struck by a Paratransit bus near San Francisco’s…

Officers investigate the scene where a pedestrian was struck and killed by a SF Paratransit bus near Geary and Franklin streets in San Francisco, Calif. Thursday, June 9, 2016. (Jessica Christian/S.F. Examiner)