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  1. SFMTA Wants to Remove King Street Bike Lanes, Won't Improve AlternativeRead the original story w/Photo

    Jul 17, 2015 |

    The ghost bike at King and Third is for Diana Sullivan , who was killed on the stretch where the bike lane disappears. Photo: Google Maps The SFMTA wants to remove bike lanes and sharrows on King Street in SoMa's South Beach area to discourage bicycling on the truck-heavy street, Hoodline reports .


  2. Memorial for Wilbert Williams Calls on Caltrans to Fix SoMa's Freeway RampsRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 16, 2015 |

    Walk SF Executive Director Nicole Ferrara speaks with safe streets advocates near Fifth and Harrison, where Williams was run over in his sleep. Photo: Walk SF One year ago yesterday, 62-year-old Wilbert Williams was sleeping in a tent next to a Highway 80 off-ramp at Fifth and Harrison Streets at about 1 a.m. when he was run over and killed by a drunk SUV driver who veered off the road.


  3. SF: Phil Matier's Shameless Bid to Drum Up Resentment About ParkingRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2015 |

    Phil Matier is apparently perturbed at the "rapid" pace at which SF plans to re-purpose less than 0.5 percent of its curbside parking spaces. In keeping with his habitual windshield perspective , Matier used both his SF Chronicle column and air time on KCBS radio today to spin a narrative about motorists getting "a giant middle finger" because a sliver of curb space is being used for bike lanes, transit lanes, wider sidewalks, and parklets instead of car storage.


  4. SF: Video Emerges of Pedestrian Hit-and-Run Crash at Second and HowardRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2015 |

    A disturbing video has emerged of a pedestrian hit-and-run crash at Second and Howard Streets in SoMa. Warning: It's not for the faint-of-heart.


  5. SF: SF's Freeway-Like Streets Increase the Risk From Distracted DriversRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 31, 2015 |

    Distracted driving in SF is no accident. A new map of cell phone use by drivers in SF reveals where drivers are most likely to use a mobile device, increasing the risk of crashes and injuries, and the pattern is unmistakable.


  6. SF: Chiu Bill Would Let Muni Cameras Ticket Drivers Cruising in Transit LanesRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 30, 2015 |

    Muni could get greater authority to ticket drivers violating transit lanes like this one at Third and Howard Streets under a new bill proposed by Assemblymember David Chiu. Photo: Aaron Bialick Assemblymember David Chiu has proposed a bill to give Muni greater authority to keep transit-only lanes and bus stops clear of cars using the enforcement cameras that are now on every bus .


  7. As Tenderloin Crosswalks Get Safer, KPIX Weeps for Lost Parking SpotsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 18, 2015 |

    At Jones and Ellis Streets today, drivers yield to pedestrians at a corner clear of parked cars. Photo: Aaron Bialick The SFMTA recently implemented a simple measure to improve visibility at crosswalks in the Tenderloin, a neighborhood with very high concentrations of both pedestrian injuries and children.


  8. SF: Coming to 13th Street: SF's First Downtown Parking-Protected Bike LaneRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 29, 2015 |

    Image: SFMTA San Francisco may get its first downtown parking-protected bike lane on 13th Street this spring. The SFMTA will be taking comments on the plans at a hearing tomorrow morning .


  9. Trucker Who Killed Amelie Le Moullac Deemed "Negligent" in Civil SuitRead the original story w/Photo

    Jan 15, 2015 |

    A civil jury has determined that a truck driver was negligent when he killed Amelie Le Moullac as she rode her bike at Folsom and Sixth Streets in August 2013, KQED's Bryan Goebel reported today : A San Francisco Superior Court jury has found the driver of a big rig truck negligent for striking and killing a 24-year-old woman who was bicycling to Caltrain in the city's South of Market. Amelie Le Moullac's family had sought $20 million in damages from the driver, Gilberto Alcantar, 47, and Milpitas-based Daylight Foods.


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