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Category: Infrastructure

Despite Vision Zero Program, LA’s Traffic Fatalities Continue To Rise

Posted on July 20, 2018 in Infrastructure

In 2015, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti joined the Swedish-based Vision Zero road safety initiative with the goal of totally eliminating traffic fatalities by 2025. Unfortunately, recent data from Vision Zero shows LA’s traffic fatalities are headed in the wrong direction. Vision Zero analysts say there were approximately 245 traffic fatalities in LA in 2017. Well…

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Hillcrest Gets New Cyclist-Protected Boxes At Intersections

Posted on July 10, 2018 in Infrastructure

Many of the intersections in San Diego’s Hillcrest area now have “bike boxes” painted on right lanes in front of crosswalks. San Diego officials hope these green cyclist-only squares will increase traffic safety and make the city more bike-friendly. Research out of Portland State University inspired San Diego lawmakers to create these new bike boxes….

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Sacramento Could Approve Improved Bike Lanes in 2019

Posted on July 6, 2018 in Infrastructure

A new report on traffic safety in Sacramento has got a lot of lawmakers talking about possible ways to improve public safety. Officials in California’s capital say they are particularly concerned about the high number of cyclist and pedestrian fatalities. Sacramento’s Vision Zero program put together all of the data in this new study. Vision…

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One Of San Francisco’s Most Dangerous Streets Gets a Bike Lane

Posted on May 1, 2018 in Infrastructure

San Francisco bicyclists can now ride on Turk Street’s new bike-protected lane. At the unveiling ceremony on April 26, 2018, leaders in the Tenderloin area said they hope this green protected lane will greatly enhance the safety of local cyclists and pedestrians. Turk Street’s bike lane runs between Mason and Polk Streets and features a…

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Bakersfield Set To Launch Massive Safety Program

Posted on February 26, 2018 in Infrastructure

Officials in the city of Bakersfield have just passed a resolution targeting pedestrian and biker safety. This new resolution, which passed City Council on February 7th, will help increase communications between Bakersfield’s local government and California Department of Transportation (Caltrans). In total, this safety plan will cost Bakersfield $377,000. Caltrans will pay $177,000 of this…

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Los Angeles Spent $19 Million On Cyclist Settlements In 2017

Posted on February 25, 2018 in Infrastructure

It’s undeniable: the City of Angels has some serious issues with biker safety. New figures show that the city doled out $19 million to 17 cyclists who were seriously injured on poorly maintained roads in 2017. 2017’s figure doesn’t even come close to LA’s most recent high for biking fatality settlements ($16,500) a decade ago….

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San Francisco Will Improve Biking Conditions On Valencia Street

Posted on November 27, 2017 in Infrastructure

On November 14, 2017, members of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) announced they will put the “Valencia Street Bikeway Implementation Plan” (VSBIP) into place next year. This plan, which costs approximately $145,000, will look into ways to improve the safety of cyclists on Valencia Street and figure out constructive ways to stop ride-sharing…

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