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Man killed by hit-and-run driver at Geary Boulevard and Park Presidio - The San Francisco Examiner

Man killed by hit-and-run driver at Geary Boulevard and Park Presidio - The San Francisco Examiner

A driver struck and killed a pedestrian in the Richmond Distrit before fleeing the scene over the weekend, according to police.Police said officers responded to reports of a hit and run collision at the intersection of Geary Boulevard and Park Presidio around 12:20 a.m. on Saturday, April 24.There, they found a 28-year-old man down in the roadway and called medics. Despite life-saving efforts administered, the young man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Officer Adam Lobsinger.The victim has been identified by the Medical Examiner’s Office as 28-year-old Kenneth...

Apr 26
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Transit and high-occupancy vehicle lanes coming to some of The City’s busiest streets - The San Francisco Examiner

Transit and high-occupancy vehicle lanes coming to some of The City’s busiest streets - The San Francisco Examiner

Muni has run with improved reliability and shorter travel times throughout the pandemic, despite a decrease in service hours systemwide.But with San Francisco’s gradual emergence from the COVID-19 pandemic already bringing with it a demonstrated uptick in vehicle congestion, that progress could quickly be unraveled.The Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors approved two proposals on Tuesday intended to limit single occupancy car traffic and prioritize uninterrupted travel of Muni buses along key corridors.Under the first proposal, approved in a 5-1 vote, the right lane on parts...

Apr 21
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A dangerous, deadly 24 hours on San Francisco streets - The San Francisco Examiner

A dangerous, deadly 24 hours on San Francisco streets - The San Francisco Examiner

One person was killed, and two others sustained life-threatening injuries as a result of three separate vehicle collisions in just a single 24-hour period this week.At approximately 1:20 p.m. on Wednesday, April 7, San Francisco police officers responded to reports of a multi-car crash at 18th and Church streets.There, they located a man who had suffered life-threatening injuries when his vehicle had rolled over and another male who had been in a second car and suffered non-life-threatening injuries, according to SFPD spokesperson Officer Adam Lobsinger.Medics took both men to a local...

Apr 8
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BART service increases possible as soon as September - The San Francisco Examiner

BART service increases possible as soon as September - The San Francisco Examiner

BART service could increase as early as September, offering an early glimmer of hope for the beleaguered transit agency at the end of the train tunnel.Under the proposal, weekday trains would run every 15 minutes until roughly 8 p.m., doubling the number of hourly trains running currently.Weekend and evening weekday trains would continue to run with 30-minute headways.Operating hours would extend to midnight six days per week, up from the current system-wide closing time of 9:00 p.m daily, except for Sunday which would continue to close early, and open later at 8 a.m.“The most important...

Apr 8
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SFMTA board to vote on nine new Slow Streets in ‘historically underserved’ neighborhoods - The San Francisco Examiner

SFMTA board to vote on nine new Slow Streets in ‘historically underserved’ neighborhoods - The San Francisco Examiner

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Board of Directors will vote Tuesday on whether to add nine new corridors to the Slow Streets system that, if approved, would bring the temporary traffic calming treatments to “historically underserved” neighborhoods.Although 26 residential roadways citywide have been closed to vehicular thru-traffic in order to create space for socially distant multi-modal travel as well as outdoor recreation since April 2020, the vast majority have been placed in higher income areas.Meanwhile, the neighborhoods that are home to some of The City’s highest...

Apr 6
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Without Muni Metro, businesses uncertain about future - The San Francisco Examiner

Without Muni Metro, businesses uncertain about future - The San Francisco Examiner

Karl Aguilar has helped run Papenhausen Hardware in West Portal for more than 20 years. He says he hasn’t seen as much business over the last year as fewer familiar faces stepped off the train and into his store.While Aguilar can’t be certain, he blamed some of the decline in sales on the closure of the Muni Metro subway. The shuttle buses that replaced the light rail vehicles must navigate around subway tunnels rather than going through them, leading to delays and cumbersome connections.Other employees at the hardware store who used to take the train to work have even started driving.“It...

Apr 1
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SFMTA to unveil street safety improvements in the Bayview - The San Francisco Examiner

SFMTA to unveil street safety improvements in the Bayview - The San Francisco Examiner

Transit officials in San Francisco are expected to unveil a suite of street safety improvements in the Bayview on Saturday designed to calm traffic and create dedicated space for cyclists and pedestrians.The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency will reveal a reduced number of traffic lanes from four to two along Evans Avenue, Hunters Point Boulevard and Innes Avenue between Jennings and Earl streets, and newly implemented protected bicycle and pedestrian lanes on Evans Avenue and Hunters Point Boulevard.“This is something the community has been looking forward to for a while,” said...

Apr 3
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Closing Upper Great Highway for good is popular, survey finds - The San Francisco Examiner

Closing Upper Great Highway for good is popular, survey finds - The San Francisco Examiner

Permanently closing the Upper Great Highway to cars received largely favorable marks in a newly released survey of nearly 4,000 San Francisco residents.About 53 percent of respondents said they favored keeping the iconic roadway vehicle-free beyond the pandemic, according to the survey from the County Transportation Authority.At the same time, the second most popular option was a proposal to return the Upper Great Highway to its pre-pandemic condition as a four-lane roadway, which earned support from 21 percent of respondents.The survey presented San Franciscans with five options for...

Mar 30
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Two supervisors want JFK Drive to open back up to cars - The San Francisco Examiner

Two supervisors want JFK Drive to open back up to cars - The San Francisco Examiner

Matt Brezina, cofounder of People Protected, speaks at a rally Saturday in Golden Gate Park calling on The City to keep John F. Kennedy Jr. Drive free of cars. (Sebastian Miño-Bucheli/Special to the San Francisco Examiner)Two San Francisco supervisors who represent some of the neighborhoods furthest away from Golden Gate Park are calling for John F. Kennedy Drive to be reopened to cars.Supervisors Shamann Walton and Ahsha Safai, who collectively represent The City’s south side, issued stern statements on Tuesday saying their constituents, many of whom are working class and/or families of...

Mar 24
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Van Ness Avenue BRT to finally begin service early next year - The San Francisco Examiner

Van Ness Avenue BRT to finally begin service early next year - The San Francisco Examiner

Red concrete lanes along Van Ness Avenue are part of a long-anticipated Bus Rapid Transit project intended to speed up travel times and increase reliability. (Jordi Molina/Special to S.F. Examiner)To an untrained eye, the scene on Van Ness Avenue looks like total mayhem.Unfinished medians and sidewalks are littered with building materials, orange plastic barriers surround several blocks of newly laid red concrete that will one day become transit-only lanes and layers of underground utility work that will eventually undergird the busy road remain exposed.But to the San Francisco Municipal...

Apr 24
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