Tuesday, January 30, 2007

this right is wrong- cars and bikes in conflict at market and octavia

A woman gets hit (and nearly killed) by a truck making an illegal right turn onto a freeway ramp and San Francisco's cycling community mobilizes. Seventy people gathered last Friday for a rush hour protest demanding that the city re-engineer the intersection to make it safe for cyclists and pedestrians. Bikescape attends the demo at Market and Octavia and reports back with interviews and commentary.
Photo courtesy San Francisco Bicycle Coalition

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Anonymous said...

I noticed riding by the intersection today (Feb. 1) they had put up additional barriers in addition to the big electric sign. I didn't see anyone even attempt to make the turn so hopefully the problem is solved there; however, it's too bad someone had to get hurt before they corrected this problem. Brett in S.F.

Anonymous said...

cfxwyIt's absolutly beyond me why an obvious problem area is not corrected right away. It's a simple idea of safety for the citizens of a city. We have a couple problem areas here as well and the city knows about them. Unfortunatly they know about them but do nothing, I truly don't understand that logic. I almost wonder if it can be broken down to nothing more than just not caring.

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