Wow, the #SFFD's public information officer lied and said a crew that parked in a protected bike lane was responding to an emergency when they... weren't. And were likely just on break.
I heard about @bikingmzstacey getting picked on by right-wing media over this incident, but this public records request totally vindicates her. Thank you Stacey. #bikeSF #BikeTooter https://sf.streetsblog.org/2023/01/31/entitled-bike-lane-lady-speaks-out/
Just saw BART has a grant program for safe bike routes to BART stations. How about this for 24th St Mission?
Blue = slow streets: Bartlett, 22nd (already planned), Chattanooga, Sanchez (already implemented)
Green = protected bike lanes: 23rd (Mission to Chattanooga), 24th (Chattanooga to Sanchez)
SFMTA staff loyal to Mayor Breed seem so determined to sabotage the #SlowStreets program that we are entering self-parody territory.
These new signs on Page literally have "Local Traffic Only" blanked out, even though the board unanimously approved keeping Slow Streets restricted to local traffic only.
Stop erasing safe streets!
I'll admit, I sometimes cycle against the arrow on one-way streets in SF.
It often saves me a long, confusing detour, or mixing with heavy traffic.
Legalizing this—making every street in SF two-way for bicycles— would be an easy win.
New research from the UK finds this is safe and will increase bicycle ridership. #bikeSF #BikeTooter https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S000145752200330X?ref=cra_js_challenge&fr=RR-1
“For e-bikes to fully flourish, they must be paired with widespread access to secure, insurable, easy storage near home–just like we offer for residents with cars.”
Yes! Storage is a big blocker to ebike adoption since they’re too heavy to schlep upstairs to your apartment. #bikeSF #sfpol https://sf.streetsblog.org/2023/01/03/san-franciscans-are-buying-e-bikes-like-never-before-where-do-we-put-them/
If you live in/frequent the Sunset district and want bike share stations, now's the time to weigh in by email!
Or attend the Fri, Jan 6, 10am public hearing on MS Teams.
Locations being considered:
-Noriega/Lower Great Hwy
Highly recommend Scenic Routes at Balboa and 6th Ave in the Richmond district for your bicycle needs. #bikeSF
Spotted by a friend on Battery… FiDi’s first protected bike lane (maybe first bike lane at all?) is going in. #bikeSF
Incredible community efforts this past weekend to activate #SlowLake street, celebrate it, and keep it safe.
That said, it's alarming Mayor Breed has now interfered with Slow Lake at least three times: 🧵
1. After it was approved for permanence in 2021, pressuring staff to reverse that... https://sf.streetsblog.org/2022/08/02/page-street-follow-up-leaked-comms-prove-the-mayor-is-killing-slow-streets/
Today's the day to call in and support permanent #SlowStreets!
415.655.0001, Access Code: 2498 110 6321
Once they get onto the Slow Streets item, probably after 3pm, dial *3 to queue to speak
Inspiration for your comment: @braitsch just published an analysis of how Slow Streets have reduced injury crashes: https://transpomaps.org/san-francisco/ca/slow-streets?live=true #sfpol #bikeSF
When traffic is heavier than usual, I'm reminded how many of the bike routes I use are only OK because they happen to have low traffic, and an increase in cars can easily make them bad routes.
Notably the Wiggle which was backed up at 14th and Sanchez today.
Allowing car through-traffic on the Wiggle isn't working well and is something that should be re-evaluated. #BikeSF
2. A Bandcamp Friday + #BikeSF tie-in, Hyper Local Transportation Issues by @johnelliott includes songs about the JFK Promenade, Great Walkway, and Yes on J campaign, and an 11 minute epic about the war on cars. https://johnelliott.bandcamp.com/album/hyper-local-transportation-issues
A community of people who are fighting against car dominance in San Francisco and beyond and also have various other interests.