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San Francisco’s Latest Pedestrian Death: 72-Year-Old Man Killed on Van Ness

April 7, 2014 | 4:47 pm

San Francisco’s Latest Pedestrian Death: 72-Year-Old Man Killed on Van Ness

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No charges filed in fatal Sunday night crash that caused the city’s seventh pedestrian fatality of 2014.

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Should San Francisco Charge Drivers to Enter or Leave Downtown? Residents Sound Off

June 14, 2013 | 9:29 am

Should San Francisco Charge Drivers to Enter or Leave Downtown? Residents Sound Off

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The population living and working in San Francisco has been increasing in recent years; so has the number of cars trying to get in and out of  downtown. The laws of physics are at work here, of course, as more and more people — and vehicles — try to squeeze into the 49-square-mile tip of […]

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San Francisco Considers Charging Drivers to Enter or Leave Downtown

June 11, 2013 | 6:30 am

San Francisco Considers Charging Drivers to Enter or Leave Downtown

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By Bryan Goebel If you think rush-hour traffic is bad in downtown San Francisco now, a new report from the San Francisco County Transportation Authority says it’s going to get even worse in the coming decade. “We’re going to be faced with severe congestion at some point. We’re not able to say exactly when, but […]

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Planning for Climate Change in a Growing Bay Area

April 30, 2013 | 6:00 am

Planning for Climate Change in a Growing Bay Area

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This won’t come as a surprise to Bay Area residents: the region is still growing. By one estimate, the Bay Area will add two million people by 2040, a 30 percent increase over today’s population of about seven million. More people means more housing and more traffic. But regional planning agencies have another target to […]

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San Francisco-Oakland Area has the Nation’s Second Worst Traffic

February 5, 2013 | 3:14 pm

San Francisco-Oakland Area has the Nation’s Second Worst Traffic

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Is your commute getting longer? You’re not the only one. The average San Francisco-Oakland Area commuter wasted 61 hours getting to work in 2011, one more hour than in 2010, according to a study released by Texas A&M University researchers on Tuesday. That made the San Francisco-Oakland Area the second most congested metropolitan area in […]

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January 10, 2013 | 8:36 am

Crashes, Roadwork Shut Sections of Highways 37, 4 and 121 Thursday

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Traffic was blocked on Highway 37 and Highway 4 after accidents, and roadwork on Highway 121 required a detour Thursday. From Bay City News: (BCN) Westbound state Highway 37 in Vallejo has reopened after being  shut down for hours this morning because of a fiery crash that killed a  big-rig driver, a California Highway Patrol […]

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Millbrae Intersections Continue to Claim Victims

December 7, 2012 | 10:50 am

Millbrae Intersections Continue to Claim Victims

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by Zusha Elinson, The Bay Citizen A perilous stretch of El Camino Real in Millbrae where the state was found liable in 2010 for endangering pedestrians continues to claim victims as people try to cross the busy six-lane thoroughfare. Caltrans was ordered to pay $8 million to the family of Emily Liou, who was struck […]

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Rainstorm Batters Bay Area, Floods Roads

November 30, 2012 | 12:10 pm

Rainstorm Batters Bay Area, Floods Roads

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A drenching rainstorm battered Northern California on Friday morning, flooding roads and knocking out power for thousands of local residents. More than 7 inches of rain was recorded in some communities. Below are updates from our live blog covering the storm. More rain is expected over the weekend. UPDATE 3 p.m.: We’re going to wrap […]

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Giants Fans Crowd the Bay Area Commute

October 31, 2012 | 8:10 am

Giants Fans Crowd the Bay Area Commute

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Hundreds of thousands of San Francisco Giants fans were expected to line Market Street from the Embarcadero to Civic Center today for the team’s World Series victory parade. That turned this morning’s commute into either a headache or a party, depending on whether you were a fan or just trying to get to the office. […]

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Do High-Tech Traffic Tools Work? Caltrans Hopes They’ll Ease I-80 Traffic Mess

October 22, 2012 | 2:03 pm

Do High-Tech Traffic Tools Work? Caltrans Hopes They’ll Ease I-80 Traffic Mess

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Bay Area drivers have some notoriously bad daily commutes, but if you’re looking for the stretch of freeway with top bragging rights, look no further than the Interstate 80 corridor through Richmond and Berkeley. Caltrans ranks it as the worst traffic in the Bay Area. Now, Caltrans and regional transportation groups are kicking off an […]

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