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Roger Rudick

Roger Rudick is editor of Streetsblog SF.

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

An Update on California’s High-Speed Rail Project

Diridon Station, Salesforce Transit Center, the Portal tunnel, Caltrain electrification—SPUR hosts a panel about all the connections and projects that will together make up the Bay Area's future rail system.

March 6, 2024

American-Dutch Engineer Calls Out Root Problem with American DOTs

There's a big problem at SFMTA and other American DOTs. And it starts with the education and licensing of engineers.

March 5, 2024

Oakland Rips Out Protected Bike Lane on Embarcadero

The city and the councilmember who represents District 2 complain about lack of resources for safety projects, but somehow they have the resources to rip out protected bike lanes.

February 22, 2024

Commentary: Why We Need Concrete Barrier ‘Speed Limiters’

The low-tech solution to ending reckless driving and traffic violence is all around us. What we lack is the political will to use it.

February 7, 2024

Review: Amtrak California Passengers are Starving for New Trains

A look at Amtrak's new 'Venture' car rolling stock on the train that runs between Oakland and Bakersfield.

February 1, 2024

S.F. Senator Scott Wiener intros Bill to Limit/Cap Speeds of New Cars

Speed-governor bill S.B 961 would also require trucks to have safety guard rails. A companion bill, S.B. 960, would mandate Caltrans to build for safety.

January 24, 2024

What the ‘Swiss Model’ Can Teach U.S. Transit Managers

Chocolate, watches, and transit — three things you can't go wrong with in Switzerland. And Bay Area advocates want transit agencies to start using Swiss models for customer service, wayfinding, fares, and operations.

January 19, 2024

S.F. Journalist Fans Anti-Bike Hate

Advocates were outraged by Friday's feature story that repeats the tired stereotype of the scofflaw, Spandex-clad cyclist.

December 12, 2023