Bike patrol enforces San Antonio 3 foot passing law

The city of San Antonio, Texas has had a Safe Passing Ordinance on the books since 2010. The local law requires at least three feet of passing distance when a driver passes a ‘vulnerable user,’ which includes pedestrians, cyclists, highway workers and even people on horseback.

To give this ordinance some teeth, San Antonio bicycle officers are riding through downtown, with other officers in cars following and observing driver behavior. When they see somebody passing too closely, they nail the driver.

Story at WOAI News 4: Undercover bike officers target unsafe drivers.

SF Police Chief Gascon rides a bicycle

San Francisco Police Chief George Gascón (wearing tight and shiny athlete clothes) rides a bicycle with Andy Thornley of the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition (in the long spy jacket), SF Streetsblog Editor Bryan Goebbel (with the red Nutcase helmet), and Streetfilms director Clarance Eckerson Jr (behind the camera).

According to Streetsblog and the SFBC, this is the first time a San Francisco police chief has ever been on a bike ride in the city.

More Streetfilms.