The Santa Cruz cyclist who was killed by a reckless driver last Saturday has been identified as musician and librarian Josh Alper. My condolences to his friends and loved ones, of which he apparently had many.
Stanley Roberts (the “People Behaving Badly” guy) observes California stops in Santa Clara, California.
Mr. Roadshow: San Jose’s first green bike lanes have ruined Hedding Street, according to whining, sanctimonious entitled motorists. This came in response to the outrage after a motorist was ticketed for driving in the bike lane on Hedding Street.
Santa Cruz Street Smarts: a reader suggests flags and better flashing lights for pedestrian crossings on Mission Street. And: “[Santa Cruz transportation manager Jim Burr] says it is up to pedestrians to look out for their own safety while crossing streets.”
This is far afield from the San Francisco Bay Area, but too astounding not to share: Driver steers her BMW into a Fatburger restaurant in Vancouver BC, seriously injuring four police officers eating inside. Perhaps restaurants should wave safety flags and take responsibility for their own safety.
Another fun Mr Roadshow column in which reader Art Bernstein asks which laws San Jose motorcycle cops are enforcing in downtown San Jose because “I would like to avoid their fate.” Mr Roadshow informs his reader, “Cops have been working distracted driving enforcement, such as texting and talking on cellphones while driving. They were also focusing on drivers not wearing seat belts and making right turns on a red light without stopping.” Kudos to SJPD – I frequently see law-breaking scofflaws behaving dangerously at that turn from Highway 87 to Santa Clara Street.
See more area transportation headlines at Streetsblog SF.