"Small businesses are feeling squeezed on every side. Small businesses are already struggling to keep up in an increasingly expensive city. For residents, impacts are short-lived, but for merchants these impacts can seal their fates."
Urban planners are still trying to undo the damage caused by vehicular cyclists in the 1970s and 80s in terms of bikeway design. No longer is it enough to design bikeways for strong, experienced bicycle riders.
The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition called out Caltrans over "public service" announcements that blame our most vulnerable road users for their own deaths and injuries. Caltrans response was that, yes, cyclists are also to blame for their own deaths and injuries.
Reena was returning to San Francisco after a long ride through Marin, pedaling along at a leisurely eight mph, riding in the bike lane and watching out for opening car doors on her right, when an SUV veered into her.
A business in San Francisco's Chinatown could receive up to $10,000 from the city to help bring back customers ostensibly lost due to construction disruption from SFMTA's subway project. But businesses in other areas are also impacted by the construction.
San Francisco's mayor and at least three members of the Board of Supervisors are working on proposals to offer financial compensation to merchants impacted by city projects, notably those in Chinatown near the Central Subway construction. This Pandora's Box may best be left unopened.
"Why wait five or six years before doing anything with the space" where an affordable housing project was slated to go, one day, into West Oakland. This group took on ways to make those to-be-developed spaces worth spending time in now.