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Roger Rudick

Roger Rudick is editor of Streetsblog SF.

Where Would the Bay Area Be Without BART?

Answer: up a creek, according to a new study that attempts to quantify BART's significance to the region.

July 9, 2024

Eyes on the Street: Check out Oakland, Calif.’s Newest Protected Intersection

But they blew it on the bike lanes themselves, which are paint only.

June 26, 2024

New Poll: S.F. Voters Want Better Transit, Safer Streets, and More Car-Free Spaces

Safe and livable streets issues are winning issues. When will more Bay Area politicos realize that fact?

June 13, 2024

‘Connect Bay Area Act’ Withdrawn 

A new setback for Bay Area transit.

May 31, 2024

Commentary: Will California Ever Go All-in on Intercity Rail?

Some thoughts and takeaways from my recent odysseys with Amtrak.

May 28, 2024

Little ‘Radical’ Cyclists Invade Oakland

Some Oakland motorists may have been slightly delayed Saturday by hordes of children having fun biking around Lake Merritt.

May 13, 2024

S.F. Fire Apologies for Tweeting About Imaginary Bike Rule

There is no rule in California that says cyclists have to ride single file — but the San Francisco Fire Department tweeted about it anyway.

May 6, 2024

Commentary: There is Zero Ambiguity to the West Portal Tragedy

What happened in West Portal was entirely predictable and preventable. The city must now close Ulloa to through traffic and make sure it can never happen again.

April 25, 2024

Commentary: The West Portal Tragedy and the Unfathomable Cost of Motordom

Unrestricted driving, wide forgiving roads, little to no physical infrastructure to force speed reductions, and no real police enforcement—this is the predictable and inevitable result.

March 20, 2024