Transportation in the Information Age

Sweet bike racks

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[Photo and headline by Alia]

Counterpoint regarding protected bike lanes: “No please no”

Last week we did a post about protected bike lanes being a good thing, inspired by this photo of demonstrators demonstrating on Valencia Street:

Reader mushmouth has a different take:

No please no as a cyclist those things suck, I constantly get stuck behind two people riding slowly side by side chatting. They do nothing to stop cars but you will likely be hurt if you hit them on your bike. I highly doubt there were many injuries in the places they have been installed before they were installed. Seriously they are a solution searching for a problem.

SFBC if you want to make the streets safer get the quality of the pavement improved, and fixed right, maybe starting with the pothole that has been growing for the past year 20 feet from your HQ door on Market and Valencia.

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Protected bike lanes, like these *people-protected* bike lanes on Valencia, save lives

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Follow the SFMTrA (not affiliated with the SFMTA) for more.

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Cyclist hit by Dark blue Mini Cooper on Potrero Avenue on Tuesday night

Reader Ashley wrote in with the info and a plea:

My friend Dana was hit while riding her bike Tuesday 11/29 going southbound on Potrero between 22nd & 23rd (in front of SFGH), sometime between 10:15-10:27 pm. Specifically, she was hit at 1072 Potrero. PLEASE HELP US LOCATE THE DRIVER. If you were in the area at the time & witnessed the accident, or if you have seen a DARK BLUE, late model MINI COOPER which is now missing a SIDE MIRROR, contact me!! Any information could be helpful. SF is a small city and I know we can find the person who hit my friend & fled the scene if this post gets around. Please, please share!!!!

Please share!

I just biked across the Bay Bridge to Treasure Island

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You can do that now, and it was awesome.

How to lock up your bike

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“I hate Valencia street”

Local artist Gina explains:

Hahaha some fool on a fixie just did the fixie skid across the street from where Iโ€™m sitting eating my burrito but he timed it with the beat drop of the dub step he was blasting. I hate Valencia street

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[File photo of flattened fixie on Valencia Street by Mission Mission reader Raun, 2012]

Somebody already defaced Valencia Street’s new bike meter

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And it’s not even funny. What are they, against bikes? Against metering?

[via Capp Street Crap]

Valencia Street bike meter is counting cyclists on Valencia Street

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Looks cool. Bike to Work Day is coming up on May 12th btw.

(Thanks, Robert!)