Study: Balancing Equity and Density with ScootersBy Roger Rudick | | No Comments
There's a natural tension between providing for undeserved areas and achieving the density needed for the system to work.
Advocate Urges Removal of S.F.’s “Beg Buttons”By Roger Rudick | | No Comments
Beg buttons serve motorists at the expense of people who walk. It's time to correct this.
COVID? What COVID? Gridlock Returns to SoMaBy Roger Rudick | | No Comments
While the CDC advises more single-occupancy driving, it's painfully obvious why that won't work in San Francisco
Oakland Opens 74 Miles of Streets for Safe RecreationBy Roger Rudick | | No Comments
The city of Oakland is planning to open 74 miles of streets for cyclist and pedestrians so people can get outside and get some exercise with ample space for social distancing. The news was first announced via a town-hall meeting held yesterday evening with Oakland officials. During the meeting, officials presented the map below, taken […]
FREE AT LAST! Market Street is Finally for the PeopleBy Roger Rudick | | No Comments
After decades of campaigns, advocacy and hard work, the dream of a car-free Market Street is here
America’s Next Major Car-Free Street Will Be In San FranciscoBy Roger Rudick | | No Comments
San Francisco is making history this week by doing something that every city across America should consider: taking cars off its single busiest street for pedestrians, cyclists, and transit-users. Banning cars on Market Street will make life safer for the 500,000 San Franciscans who walk the road every day.
Editorial: Rail First on Bay Area’s New Richmond-San Rafael BridgeBy Roger Rudick | | No Comments
Assemblymember Marc Levine floats idea of a replacement bridge--this time, rail should come first
San Jose’s Bad-Ass Bike NetworkBy Roger Rudick | | No Comments
Pay heed, Oakland, Berkeley, San Francisco — when it comes to quick-build protected bike lanes and intersections, San Jose eats your lunch.
SF Made an Unusual Choice for Its New Transportation Head — and Advocates Are ThrilledBy Roger Rudick | | No Comments
San Francisco's the top transportation job went to Jeffrey Tumlin and the move has made transit and street safety advocates happy. Or, as Walk SF responded initially, "yeehaw!!!" But he'll be up against the agency's stubborn culture.
‘Forward-Thinking’ Leader to Head SF Transport AgencyBy Roger Rudick | | No Comments
Jeffrey Tumlin, the Nelson\Nygaard consultant who created Oakland's DOT, will become the new director of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency.
This Is What Dutch-Style Protected Intersections Look Like — Bay Area EditionBy Roger Rudick | | No Comments
Streetsblog got a tour of Oakland’s quick-build protected intersections this week with traffic engineer Teresa Peterson to learn about how the designs were implemented and hear how they’re doing. Streetsblog thought it would be a good excuse to review the protected intersections in other parts of the Bay Area and ask the question again: why […]
San Francisco Banned Cars From Iconic Market StreetBy Roger Rudick | | No Comments
After eight years of planning — and more years of advocacy and pushing — San Francisco approved the "Better Market Street" plan. It will ban private cars on Market Street, add raised, protected bike lanes and make San Francisco's iconic street a more comfortable place to walk and bike.