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

    Tuesday Jun 16 |

    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.


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

    Monday Jun 1 |

    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.


  3. 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.


  4. 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.


  5. 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 .


  6. 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.


  7. 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 .


  8. 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.


  9. Second Sleeping Man Killed by a Driver at the Same DrivewayRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 |

    For the second time in two years , a homeless man was run over and killed by a driver exiting the same garage exit on Third near Bryant Street in SoMa. Drivers have struck and killed two people lying on the sidewalk in front of this garage in the last two years.


  10. Are Mayor Lee, SFPD, and SFMTA Serious About Ending Hazardous Parking?Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 4, 2014 |

    Mayor Ed Lee, along with the heads of the SFPD and SFMTA, vowed yesterday to crack down on double parking and "box blocking" as part of broader "Congestion Management Strategy to improve traffic flow and safety." It's a big promise, upending SF's history of lax enforcement towards parking violations that routinely make streets more dangerous and snarl transit.


  11. BART Will Study Second Transbay Tube, West Side ExtensionRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 |

    BART says it will formally study the decades-old ideas of building a second Transbay tube and extending service to SF's western neighborhoods. Ellen Smith, BART's acting manager for strategic and policy planning, recently told a SF County Transportation Authority Board committee that regional transportation agencies plan to fund a study of a subway connecting the South of Market area to Alameda, with a possible extension west underneath the Market Street subway, towards the Richmond and Sunset Districts.


  12. "Box Blocking" Enforcement is Overdue, But SF's Traffic Woes Run DeeperRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 14, 2014 |

    The question, "Do I have room to make it across?," apparently does not factor into the decision of many drivers who accede to the beckoning green light - only to end up sitting astride a crosswalk, in the path of a Muni bus packed with 70 people, or dozens of other commuters trying to bike or drive through on the cross-street. to the wishful thinking of impatient automobile drivers.


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