San Francisco Tour Bus Drivers Forced To Decide Between Driving, Narrating After New Rule Passes

cbslocal – excerpt

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — An ordinance prohibiting tour bus drivers from narrating while driving in San Francisco was unanimously approved by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Tuesday, less than six months after a city hall employee was fatally struck by a tour bus outside City Hall…

San Francisco Supervisor Norman Yee, who authored the legislation, said that the ordinance would prohibit tour bus drivers from narrating while driving on public streets in San Francisco and allow those drivers to instead fully focus on driving.

Under the new ordinance, tour bus drivers who are caught narrating while driving will be cited… (more)

SF bicyclists feel road repair requests are being ignored

By sfexaminer – excerpt

Maintenance requests via hotline reportedly ignored by the SFMTA

A faded shared-lane marker, a vandalized bicycle street sign, a general feeling a roadway is unsafe.

These are some of the issues that San Francisco bicyclists report using the 311 information hotline, which one can call or upload a photo to using an app.

But recent analysis of 311 data, compiled by the Bicycle Advisory Committee, raises questions about whether bicyclists’ requests for small roadway improvements are being responded to in a timely manner, if at all… (more)

Looks like the SFMTA can’t make anyone happy. Fix the roads already. That is what the voters want. Cyclists and pedestrians need smooth roads as much as motorists do.