Patrick
California raised. Analytics at GREE (née Funzio). Formerly in investment banking and SF Mayor's Office under Newsom.
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Posted Apr 1, 2016
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Dan
Apr 1, 2016

Curbs, please!

Posted by Dan on Apr 1, 2016
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I think Tom already shared this below, but here's a link to a Flickr group I created for sharing examples of the problem: www.flickr.com/groups/2283169@...

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San Francisco Bike Lanes

This group is for sharing photos of San Francisco bike lanes.

www.flickr.com/groups/2283169@...

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Posted Feb 3, 2014
Tom K.
Tom K.
Feb 3, 2014

Do you think the problem is still as bad, Patrick? Or getting any better? Has there been any increased enforcement?

Posted by Tom K. on Feb 3, 2014
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Patrick

I think roundabouts and diverters would go a long way towards solving this problem. In Berkeley, diverters created great streets (cul-de-sacs) and focused traffic onto streets that were better designed for vehicles. People on foot, on bikes, and emergency vehicles are all able to pass the diverters. They don't prevent people from driving on the street and the people who live there can still park their cars on their block. It reduces the number of 4-way intersections and reduces the need for unnecessary stop signs for people in cars and on bicycles, where most collisions occur. Here's some more information: www.ci.berkeley.ca.us/contentd...

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Posted Sep 25, 2013
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Patrick proposed this resource for protected bike lanes in San Francisco.
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I spoke at the Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting last week in City Hall. I've shared a transcript of the entire speech here: medium.com/improving-our-citie...

In the speech, I gave 7 recommendations:

1. Increase funding.

2. Increase the number of miles of protected bike lanes where they are needed.

3. Improve intersections with things like roundabouts.

4. Reconsider the Idaho Stop Law, which clarifies the right-of-way at a four-way stop. Today, many drivers wave cyclists ahead at four-way intersections despite the vehicle having the right of way. But since some drivers do not, this creates ambiguity and confusion among those in cars, on bikes, and on foot. Yield signs and traffic diverters can also help mitigate this problem.

5. Reduce the pervasive problem of double parking, which leads to blocked bike lanes and pushes bikes into traffic.

6. Create city-length bicycle route arteries.

7. Focus intensely on street design.

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Improving San Francisco’s streets

Below is the transcript of the speech I delivered at the Bicycle Advisory Committee meeting in City Hall on August 22, 2…

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Posted Aug 29, 2013
Dan
Dan
Aug 29, 2013

Thanks for stepping up Patrick.

Posted by Dan on Aug 29, 2013
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