$1.9 Million for a pedestrian vs. auto accident in San Francisco.
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$575,000 for an elderly woman injured in a construction accident in San Francisco.
$285,000 for a pedestrian vs. auto accident in Golden Gate Park.
As advocates for street safety and supporters of alternative transportation, we at GJEL try to align ourselves with local non-profits actively working to influence public policy and make our community better. One of the organizations we frequently contribute to is TransForm. In the interview below, TransForm’s Development Director, Sara Marcellino talks a little bit about [...]
In an infographic published by REI earlier this week, San Francisco was listed as one of the countries most “bike friendly” cities. As well as highlighting 6 cities with strong cycling populations, the graphic also provides some bike commuting tips and additional info. Although a lot of the information isn’t particularly earth shattering (did you [...]
Despite offering a good starting point, there’s still plenty of information missing when you look at the Walkscore of a specific location. As has been pointed out plenty of times there are some serious limitations when it comes to the most prominently cited rankings of a neighborhood’s walkability. In addition to not considering factors like [...]
Thanks to a $140,000 federal grant, the San Francisco Police Department will be stepping up traffic enforcement efforts in 2013. SFPD plans to focus on some of the city’s most vulnerable areas, including schools and senior centers, cracking down on traffic violations that threaten pedestrian safety. Drivers failing to adhere to pedestrian safety laws will [...]
With the end of the year fast approaching, our friends at TransForm are trying to set themselves up for success in 2013 by raising $75,000 to help them continue their pursuit of creating world-class public transportation and walkable communities for everyone. The Bay Area non-profit organization has been working to influence policy and develop innovative [...]
San Francisco Municipal Railway kicked off a weeklong centennial celebration on Sunday by rolling out vintage streetcars on the city’s oldest existing rail line. Over the weekend, the J-Church–which opened in 1917–played host to vintage streetcars from the F-Market and Wharves fleet, kicking off eight days of festivities in honor of Muni’s 100th anniversary. Throughout [...]
After relaxing the blackout periods on bikes during Friday’s in the month of August, Bay Area Rapid Transit conducted a survey to gauge passengers’ experiences with the temporarily revised guidelines. According to BART’s Bike Program Manager, Steve Beroldo, “The pilot provided a great opportunity to study and learn how to better accommodate bikes during commute [...]
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) is polling Bay Area residents on their customer experiences. The short survey asks for feedback on a variety of topics, from the timeliness of busses, cleanliness and availability of cabs, to street safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Results of the survey will be published later this year, and [...]
Saturday, September 15th will mark the 8th Annual Peak2Peak Walk, an event led by the pedestrian advocacy group Walk SF. The walk begins in the heart of the Mission and includes a lunch stop for a picnic in Golden Gate Park. During the 14 mile walk, participants will discover hidden stairways and explore new paths [...]
A recent survey conducted by the Bay Citizen is showing that despite being considered one of the top U.S. cities for walking, San Francisco pedestrians don’t always feel safe on city streets. The survey found that nearly half of the 98 respondents wanted increased enforcement from police when it comes to ticketing drivers and cyclists. [...]
Remember when we said the bright spot in the new San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) budget was a pilot program that would provide low-income children with free transit passes? Well, it looks like that’s not going to happen after all. Yesterday the Metropolitan Transportation Commission voted against funding the project, effectively killing the program [...]
Starting next week, a new pilot program will allow riders to bring bikes on the BART all day on Friday’s during the month of August. The normal blackout times during rush hour and restrictions on bringing bikes into certain stations will be waived, as the BART attempts to determine the impact a more lax set [...]
This past weekend marked the ninth annual World Naked Bike Ride, a clothing optional event designed to protest against oil dependency and promote cycling advocacy. In San Francisco, nearly 100 riders gathered together at Vaillancourt Fountain to wind approximately 18 miles through some of the city’s busiest streets. In other cities across the world, thousands [...]
Despite nearly all teen drivers saying they think it’s dangerous to text and drive, 43 percent continue to do it anyway. So, in an attempt to show teens the possible ramifications of engaging in such a dangerous behavior, AT&T is touring the country with a driving simulator designed to demonstrate the risks of texting and [...]
Not only are we currently in the middle of National Bike Month, but tomorrow marks the 18th annual Bike to Work Day. On May 10th, tens of thousands of people throughout the Bay Area will be participating in the event, including Mayor Ed Lee and 10 of the 11 supervisors. Leading the way in San [...]
With bright green bike lanes spreading across the Bay Area, the hope is that even the most oblivious drivers should start to take notice. The freshly painted bike lanes are designed to make cyclists more visible to drivers, and are being placed primarily in areas where there’s a heavy mixture of vehicle and bike traffic. [...]
The days of free parking on Sundays are numbered. The new two year budget approved on Tuesday by San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials will extend parking meter hours to Sunday, a move that’s expected to net around $900,000 in additional revenue during the first year alone. Pay meters will now be enforced between the [...]