Tag Archives: traffic

Cars towed on Dolores Street under new median parking rules

The median parking experiment on Dolores Street ran into a snag on Sunday night as more than a dozen cars were towed along Dolores between 17th and 18th streets, according to Jefferson McCarley, a nearby resident who also runs Mission Bicycle on Valencia Street. New regulations prohibit parking after 6 p.m. on Sundays along the median, but they have been relaxed at other...

Listening Post invites you to hear stories of the streets on 16th

The intersection of 16th Street and South Van Ness Avenue has stories to tell. Just call the number on one of the signs affixed to the utility poles there and listen. One of the voices you will hear belongs to Julie Mitchell, whose son Dylan was killed at the intersection while riding his bike. Another is that of Paula Tejeda,...

Dolores Street median parking goes live this weekend

Signs and red paint are being installed on Dolores Street from 14th to 18th streets to kick off the beginning of a pilot project that legitimizes the long-tolerated though de jure illegal practice of parking alongside the street’s medians. As of Friday, April 21, anyone may park along the medians, though only in certain times and locations: Fridays, 7 p.m. –...

Saturday night car crash causes injuries, reader reports

A resident of 23rd and Alabama streets reports that what might have been a car chase ended with a crash in the intersection Saturday night around 11 p.m. It’s unclear how many were injured or how severely, but the resident reported at least two people were transported to the hospital. According to the resident, one driver had been traveling down Alabama Street from the south...

Man in critical condition after hit-and-run in SF Mission

A hit-and-run collision on Thursday afternoon sent a 61-year-old pedestrian to the hospital with critical injuries. The incident occurred at 2:30 p.m. as the man was crossing the intersection of 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. A 21-year-old man drove into the intersection, hitting another vehicle. The second vehicle in turn spun out of control and struck the pedestrian, who was crossing the street. The 21-year-old...

Construction Continues on Potrero, South Van Ness Avenues

San Francisco Public Works is improving asphalt on Potrero Avenue and traffic signals on South Van Ness Avenue in the coming months. The removal of existing asphalt, a process called grinding, has already begun on Potrero. Both lanes were resurfaced between the freeway on-ramp and 25th Street on March 11. Work will continue block by block over the next few Saturdays...

Crash Leaves Car Flipped on 26th and Shotwell Streets

Around 1:30 p.m., a reader reports a car crash left one vehicle overturned in the Mission. Though the reader originally reported the crash took place on South Van Ness Avenue, a fire department spokesperson said the incident occurred at 26th and Shotwell streets. He said the vehicle rollover left two adults with very minor injuries, but that the incident is under police...

Median Parking Signs Coming Soon to Dolores Street

Can you park next to the median on Dolores Street? The answer to this seemingly simple question is soon going to be: Sometimes. The specifics (there are many)  approved Tuesday by the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency’s Board of Directors can be found at the bottom of this post. The vote essentially gave the go-ahead to test parking along the...

Two Thrown from Open Air GoCar in Crash on 24th Street

A passenger and driver were thrown from a yellow GoCar guided vehicle during a collision Sunday afternoon at 24th Street and South Van Ness Avenue. Both sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to police, and were transported to the hospital. Three witnesses said they saw a grey Toyota sedan going eastbound on 24th Street when it collided with a three-wheeled yellow GoCar going southbound on...

Crash Victims’ Families Call for Better Traffic Safety

Half of the patients seen at San Francisco General Hospital’s Trauma Center are there because they were injured in traffic collisions, according to San Franscisco’s Department of Public Health. Trauma surgeons respond to a serious traffic injury about every 17 hours. Treating such injuries costs about $35 million annually. To shed light on the trauma and cost of traffic injuries...

Woman Hit by Car in Critical Condition, Two Shootings

A 32-year-old woman was crossing the street on Cesar Chavez Street between Mission Street and South Van Ness Avenue at 7:31 p.m. on Friday when a man in his 50s driving a car struck her and knocked her to the ground. The pedestrian suffered a head injury and was transported to the hospital in life threatening condition. The driver was not arrested. Driver of SFPD...

Two Cars Flip Over in Mission Within Half-Hour

UPDATE 9/9/16: San Francisco Police report that the woman who was struck on Mission Street, a 62-year-old woman, is in life-threatening condition, having suffered traumatic brain injury. The driver of the car that flipped, a 51-year-old man, was arrested. Police now report the man struck six or seven parked cars before flipping over, and that the victim was getting into her car when...

Intersection Flooded After Car Rams Fire Hydrant Following a Collision

A car hit and dislodged a fire hydrant at the intersection of 18th Street and South Van Ness Avenue after it collided with a car being used as an Uber just after 1 p.m. on Thursday, causing minor injuries and sending a geyser of water shooting skyward. “It sounded like a Transformers movie,” said 16-year-old Julian Garcia, who lives on the block and said he heard...

Motorcyclist Arrested for Crashing Into Girl Charged with DUI

A motorcyclist who allegedly hit an eight-year-old girl on 25th and Folsom Streets the afternoon of June 4 was booked on charges of a felony DUI, felony hit and run, felony reckless driving and four traffic infractions. The victim, previously reported to be nine years old, was transported to the hospital with a life-threatening head injury after a motorcyclist ran through a stop sign and...

9-Year-Old Hit by Motorcycle In Life-Threatening Condition, Shooting on Bartlett Injures 2

A nine-year-old girl was transported to the hospital with a life-threatening head injury after a motorcycle heading northbound on Folsom Street ran through a stop sign and struck her at the intersection of 25th and Folsom streets, police report. The 49-year-old motorcyclist stayed on the scene of the incident, which occurred on Saturday afternoon at 4:22 p.m, and was arrested. Shooting...