Why does the city have to ask permission to keep it citizens safe?
‘In 2006, the San Francisco Superior Court blocked the city from enacting any improvements intended to benefit cyclists without special permission.”
In April of 2008 the court granted the installation of a dedicated bike/pedestrian signal at the notoriously dangerous Fell and Masonic intersection.
On Monday evening Mark Pendleton was returning home from a training ride when he was struck by an oncoming vehicle that crossed into his path.
Read the full article here. The CHP is still looking for the driver who struck Mark.
The weather is starting to turn fall like here in the Bay Area. Taking time out to turn your morotcycle and review saftey issues wil make sure that you stay safe and happy as you enjoy the cool weather with your friends and family.
San Francisco is full of narrow, busy, streets. Throw in buses,pedestrians, short light changes and the mix can turn deadly.
The San Francisco Chronicle recently published a map of San Francisco intersections that have a high Muni accident rate. The top three intersections with the highest rate of Muni accidents are:
1) 6th and Market Street/Taylor and Golden Gate
2) 3rd and Market Street/Kearny and Geary Street
3) 5th and Market Street
Take a look at this map mash up to see more intersections that Muni needs to start paying attention to.