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I-280 in SF to remain closed through the weekend

Northbound Interstate 280 from the Highway 101/I-280 interchange to downtown San Francisco will remain closed through the Fourth of July weekend, Caltrans said.

By | July 3rd, 2014|1 Comment

Are you a ‘mega-commuter’?

About 8.1 percent of U.S. workers have commutes of 60 minutes or longer, and nearly 600,000 full-time "mega commuters" travel at least 90 minutes and 50 miles. The average one-way daily commute for workers across the country is 25.5 minutes, and one in four commuters leave their county to work. [...]

By | March 6th, 2013|8 Comments

Mailbag: Dirt, concrete pile along 101; free air/water at gas stations; 116 hazard

Questions from our readers: What's up with the dirt/concrete pile along 101? What is all the construction going on east of Highway 101 just south of Petaluma?  It's been a curiosity for a couple of weeks now, and has gotten to the point where it's now causing traffic delays in [...]

By | March 1st, 2013|10 Comments

Going to SF this weekend? Leave early or face the traffic

Going to San Francisco this weekend? With major events planned, drivers should leave early or should be prepared to sit in traffic on Highway 101 in southern Marin County and especially along the Marina Green area of San Francisco. It's Fleet Week, and the its air shows Saturday and Sunday [...]

By | October 3rd, 2012|7 Comments

Assembly votes to help unlicensed drivers

The Legislature is moving to give unlicensed drivers more of a break. Last year, the Legislature passed a bill that Gov. Jerry Brown signed that prohibited police from impounding cars of most unlicensed drivers stopped at DUI checkpoints. On Thursday, the Assembly approved 46-24 a measure that would extend that [...]

By | June 1st, 2012|22 Comments

Going to San Francisco this weekend? Read this

Getting to certain parts of San Francisco is going to be trickier this weekend because Doyle Drive will be closed from 8 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday. Crews need the time to demolish parts of the 70-year-old, 1.5-mile-long link from the Golden Gate Bridge to the city's Marina District [...]

By | April 24th, 2012|0 Comments

Can you use cellphone at red lights?

Can you use your cellphone while you're stopped at a red light? After all, you're not actually "driving," right? A Richmond man took that argument to the 1st District Court of Appeal in San Francisco and lost. Carl Nelson appealed his traffic court conviction in Contra Costa County, saying that [...]

By | November 15th, 2011|4 Comments

Economy eases Bay Area commute

The sputtering economy continues to put the brakes on Bay Area traffic congestion during commute hours. For the third year in a row, congestion in the San Francisco-Oakland area is adding 50 hours a year to the average commuter's drive, down from as high as 74 hours in 2006 and [...]

By | September 29th, 2011|3 Comments

Hwy. 1 in SF to be closed Saturday night

Going to San Francisco on Saturday night? Construction crews replacing Doyle Drive will have Highway 1/Park Presidio Boulevard closed in both directions from 8 p.m. Saturday to 11 a.m. Sunday to allow them to move north and southbound lanes onto a new bridge just south of Doyle Drive. [...]

By | July 14th, 2011|0 Comments