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Category: Infrastructure

New 7th Street Protected Bikeway Construction Begins

Posted on May 28, 2020 in Bicycle News,Infrastructure

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency started a much-awaited protected bike lane on 7th Street between Townsend and Harrison. This will finish the 7th Street Safety Project that started in 2016 and was driven by events of a tragic night where two cyclists died in separate hit and run accidents earlier that year. The safety…

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Electric Scooters Return to San Francisco in Pilot Program 2018

Posted on October 18, 2018 in Infrastructure

Hundreds of dockless electric scooters have been re-introduced onto San Francisco’s streets early on October 15, 2018. These e-scooters are a part of a yearlong pilot program designed to assess the safety of e-scooters in the Golden City. For this pilot program, the SFMTA requested applications to figure out which e-scooter companies would be the…

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Redding is California’s Worst City for Bicyclist Safety

Posted on October 4, 2018 in Infrastructure

In a new Wall Street Journal report, the city of Redding was ranked one of the worst cities in the nation for bicyclist fatalities. Using NHTSA data between 2007 and 2016, study authors found that Redding had a bicyclist fatality rate of 7.8 per 100,000 people. The only other Golden State city that came close…

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Sacramento Ranked One of the Worst Cities for Cyclist Safety

Posted on October 4, 2018 in Infrastructure

A recent study of bicyclist safety in America found that Sacramento, California has an average of 4.8 cyclist fatalities per 100,000 people. This number makes Sacramento the nation’s fifth worst city in terms of cyclist safety. For this study, members of the Wall Street Journal analyzed traffic fatality statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety…

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SFMTA Will Make Safety Changes On Dangerous Howard Street Intersection

Posted on September 20, 2018 in Infrastructure

Safety officials in San Francisco’s Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) recently announced they will change the bike lanes at the intersection of Howard Street and Van Ness Avenue. Local authorities hope these changes will improve visibility for both drivers and cyclists riding on these streets. This announcement comes after a major crash at the Howard-Van Ness…

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LA DOT Suggests Removing Griffith Park Boulevard’s Bike Lanes

Posted on August 19, 2018 in Infrastructure

Members of LA’s DOT are considering the removal of bike-protected lanes on Griffith Park Boulevard. Speaking at recent LA City Bicycle Advisory Committee (BAC) conference, DOT workers said there have already been two costly lawsuits brought against the city for cyclist accidents on Griffith Park Boulevard. DOT leaders also told the BAC they were looking…

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