1. The unsung hero of San Francisco is the humble city bus, which moves more than 400,000 people through the city every day. This didn’t happen by accident – the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) have taken a systematic, rider-centric approach to improving bus service across the city.

    This policy and implementation effort, dubbed “Muni Forward,” has been bolstered by a $500 million dollar injection of funding approved by voters in 2014, which enabled new capital investments to improve transportation access in an already service-rich city.

    Muni Forward comprises a suite of service improvements, including dedicated bus lanes (“red carpets”), the first implementation of all-door boarding in a major American transit system, stop consolidation, transit signal priority, and the branding of a Rapid Network of bus routes in high impact corridors.

    Though some of the bus lane projects have been controversial in San Francisco, it’s important to acknowledge the smart policy-making and intent behind Muni Forward. The city is attempting to optimize its transit resources by prioritizing transit on streets, making transit easy to use and conducting a rolling review of routes and stops.

    Bus ridership has increased in recent years as population has continued to grow, which has been essential as congestion has worsened and cost of living continues to rise. Even as the Bay Area increases its investments in BART rail extensions andPhase 2 of the Transbay Transit Center, Muni Forward demonstrates the city’s recognition of the essential role that buses will continue to play to ensure that Bay Area residents can get where they need to go.

    The SFMTA’s comprehensive approach to improving bus service across the city should be a model for other cities across the country.

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  2. Just a quick (dramatic music!) montage of a little bit of footage I grabbed in Vancouver while filming the Streetfilm "Vancouver’s Multi-Modal Success Story" that I thought I would post and share. Because it's better than just sitting in archives. And maybe someone will get some use out of it!

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  3. In June, the city of Vancouver hosted the Velo-City Global 2012 Conference, where international cycling planners, professionals and advocates convened.

    Streetfilms partnered with the city to produce this video about Vancouver's investment in bicycling. Easy and convenient transportation is key to their status as one of the world's most livable and sustainable cities. In 2010 they introduced their downtown separated bike lanes. And since, cycling has become the fastest growing mode of transportation in Vancouver.

    The city's investment in bike infrastructure is paying off and city leaders continue to set their goals high. The city's Cycling Vision includes developing new bicycle and greenway networks, building ample bicycle parking, making access to transit easier, prioritizing cycling education and promotion, and creating a friendlier pedestrian environment with more livable neighborhoods.

    The end result is a city where cycling is safe, convenient, comfortable, and fun for people of all ages and abilities.

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  4. In Newport Beach cyclists use 32nd Street to get to the beach. Yet this intersection at 32nd at Newport Blvd is rated the 2nd worst in the City. What can be done?

    Follow the commentary at http://bikeNewportBeach.org

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  5. Russian Roulette? That's what one friend calls this intersection.

    I was on the bridge overlooking this scene. With me are Tony Petros, Bob Kahn and Brad Sommers from the Newport Beach Bike Safety Committee.

    What makes it so hazardous? Cars merge from the left and right here at Newport Blvd. The cyclist maneuvered the intersection correctly, but this is not for the feint of heart.

    Follow the commentary at http://bikeNewportBeach.org

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