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Riders Support Bikes on BART During Commute

August 3, 2012 | 12:19 pm

Riders Support Bikes on BART During Commute

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No big problems were reported and some riders expressed support for bikes on BART trains during the morning commute Friday. BART prohibits bikes on board in commute directions during rush hour, but as an experiment is making an exception on Fridays for the month of August. KQED’s Andrew Stelzer rode with his bike during today’s […]

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BART Braces for Bicycles on Board at Busy Times

July 31, 2012 | 4:14 pm

BART Braces for Bicycles on Board at Busy Times

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by Liz Reid I’ll admit it: I’m a 30 year old woman with a security blanket. That security blanket has two wheels, a set of handlebars, and weighs about 20 pounds. It’s my bicycle, and I hardly ever go anywhere without it. Friends and colleagues often offer me rides to places I need to go, […]

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June 21, 2012 | 2:04 pm

Castro Bicyclist Pleads Not Guilty in Pedestrian Death

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SAN FRANCISCO (BCN) A bicyclist accused of fatally striking a pedestrian in San Francisco’s Castro District in March pleaded not guilty today [Wednesday] to a felony vehicular manslaughter charge. Chris Bucchere, 36, struck 71-year-old Sutchi Hui at Market and Castro streets shortly before 8:10 a.m. on March 29, according to police. Bucchere, who was riding […]

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June 19, 2012 | 5:13 pm

BART Recovers Bikes from Suspected Thief, Announces Bike Commute Experiment

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Ever tried commuting by bicycle from the East Bay to San Francisco? It’s a challenge. Bikes are banned on the Bay Bridge at all hours, and on BART in commute directions at rush hour. Of course you can leave your bike at your local station, then hop on a train — but then you run […]

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Pedestrian Deaths Bring Bicyclist Safety Issues to the Fore

April 9, 2012 | 9:01 am

Pedestrian Deaths Bring Bicyclist Safety Issues to the Fore

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San Francisco prosecutors are deciding whether to file charges against a cyclist who recently struck a pedestrian in a fatal collision in the Castro. This comes on top of last month’s guilty plea to misdemeanor vehicular manslaughter by a 23-year-old bicyclist who struck and killed a woman at Mission and Embarcadero in San Francisco last […]

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Bike Share Program Coming This Summer to SF, SJ, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City; View Station Maps

March 21, 2012 | 12:36 pm

Bike Share Program Coming This Summer to SF, SJ, Palo Alto, Mountain View, Redwood City; View Station Maps

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In August, the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency will roll out a new bikeshare program in a staggered launch. The effort is part of a five-city initiative by the Bay Area Air Quality Management district to bring bikesharing to the region. The other participating cities are San Jose, Redwood City, Mountain View and Palo Alto. […]

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SF Supes Approve Ordinance Requiring That Commercial Buildings Accomodate Bikes

March 7, 2012 | 9:02 am

SF Supes Approve Ordinance Requiring That Commercial Buildings Accomodate Bikes

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(Bay City News) People biking to work just got a boost from the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, which gave initial approval today to an ordinance requiring commercial building owners in the city to accommodate bicyclists in their buildings. The proposal, introduced by Supervisor John Avalos last August, would allow tenants to bring bicycles into […]

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AMGEN Tour of California Bike Race Announces Stages

February 8, 2012 | 10:48 am

AMGEN Tour of California Bike Race Announces Stages

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The AMGEN Tour of California has announced the route of this year’s race, which will take place May 13-20. The first stage of the race will start and end in Santa Rosa; Stage 2 is set for San Francisco to Aptos; Stage 3 San Jose to Livermore. The race then heads out of the Bay […]

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BART Bike Thefts on the Rise; Walnut Creek Stations Top Targets

February 8, 2012 | 9:39 am

BART Bike Thefts on the Rise; Walnut Creek Stations Top Targets

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by Agustin Armendariz and Mihir Zaveri, California Watch Jay Fraser knows what it’s like to lock a bicycle at a Bay Area Rapid Transit station and return to an empty rack. Fraser is a research analyst for the Administrative Office of the Courts in San Francisco and has commuted by bike for 20 years, 10 […]

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SF Taxis Can Now Unload and Load in Bike Lanes

October 28, 2011 | 12:50 pm

SF Taxis Can Now Unload and Load in Bike Lanes

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Citing a need to “provide access to the curb for taxi and paratransit van customers with disabilities” the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has announced that taxi cabs can now pick up and drop off passengers while parked in a bike lane without fear of getting a ticket. Parking Control Officers have been instructed not […]

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