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SFMTA Starts West Portal Outreach

Agency presents plans to block traffic from crossing in front of the train station

April 23, 2024

Eyes on the Street: San Francisco Joins the Sidewalk-Level Bike Lane Club

Alameda, Fremont, Oakland—San Francisco finally gets one too

April 9, 2024

More Promises to Do Better at Breed’s Vision Zero Political Rally

Mayor London Breed, transportation officials, and advocates held a rally Thursday afternoon on the steps of San Francisco City Hall to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the city’s Vision Zero pledge and to promise to do better on safety in the wake of the West Portal tragedy.

April 2, 2024

Guest Commentary: Traffic Engineers Must Put Safety Over Driver Throughput

No other field would tolerate this level of death and destruction. The tragedy of West Portal is more evidence that the traffic engineering profession is fundamentally broken

March 28, 2024

Why We Care About Some Transportation Tragedies More Than Others

Why do we respond to major transportation disasters with so much urgency — and why don't we count our collective car crash epidemic among them?

March 28, 2024

Safety Activists Close a Lane on Franklin

Advocates, fed up with SFMTA's lack of action, closed one lane on one block outside Sherman Elementary. But the city that claims to never have resources to build safe streets turned it back into a surface-level freeway later the same morning

March 15, 2024

Many Cities Get Free Bike and Bus Upgrades from New Development

L.A. City could shift current resources that today go to widening streets - and instead upgrade sidewalks, bus stops, and bike lanes - especially when new development pays for it

March 14, 2024

Why ‘Safe Systems’ Are Not Enough to End Road Violence

Why hasn't America made more progress towards Vision Zero?

February 26, 2024

New Bills Want to Regulate, Restrict E-bike Riding

Training is important, but requiring a license to ride a e-bike would have other negative consequences.

February 13, 2024