Editorial : sfchronicle – excerpt
San Francisco’s transportation world makes it easy to skip driving and ride a bike instead. But safety, not convenience, remains a priority — as Mayor Ed Lee rightly noted in vetoing a plan that would have allowed cyclists to roll through stop signs.
The mayor’s stance, which he made clear weeks ago, should end a shortsighted idea that endangers cyclists, pedestrians and drivers. The Board of Supervisors approved the sliding stops by a 6-5 vote. A veto override would take eight votes…
San Francisco has ambitions to cut street deaths and injuries by adopting a far-ranging Vision Zero plan that focuses on accident-prone intersections, slows driving speeds and protects pedestrians. Cyclists have a stake in all these goals, and halting at stop signs should be included… (more)