Transportation http://kalw.org en New Bay Bridge still shaky? An Interview with journalist Jaxon Van Derbeken http://kalw.org/post/new-bay-bridge-still-shaky-interview-journalist-jaxon-van-derbeken <p></p><p>The latest news of possible problems on the new Bay Bridge? Steel rods anchoring the 6.5 billion dollar span have shifted and might threaten its stability in the case of an earthquake.</p><p></p><p>This is just the most recent in a laundry list of problems on the bridge. In recent months, Caltrans has come under fire for faulty welds, failed rods, and leaky decks. <a href="http://www.sfchronicle.com/author/jaxon-van-derbeken/">Jaxon Van Derbeken</a>, an award-winning reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, has reported <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/New-Bay-Bridge-span-s-dirty-secret-stains-with-a-5613867.php">extensively</a> on the <a href="http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/New-Bay-Bridge-defect-could-be-trouble-in-5482092.php#src=fb">Bay Bridge</a>. He sat down with KALW’s Ben Trefny.</p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:37 +0000 Ben Trefny 46874 at http://kalw.org New Bay Bridge still shaky? An Interview with journalist Jaxon Van Derbeken What makes a street dangerous? Decoding deadly Van Ness Avenue http://kalw.org/post/what-makes-street-dangerous-decoding-deadly-van-ness-avenue <p></p><p></p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:41:25 +0000 Isabel Angell 46871 at http://kalw.org What makes a street dangerous? Decoding deadly Van Ness Avenue Citizens solve bike theft crimes with social media http://kalw.org/post/citizens-solve-bike-theft-crimes-social-media <p></p><p><em style="line-height: 1.5;">This story originally aired on April 18, 2013.</em></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If someone steals your bike, it can feel pretty hopeless. That’s because it is. In 2012, 585 bikes were reported stolen in San Francisco – that doesn’t include the many more thefts that weren’t reported. In Oakland, the police department doesn’t even keep track – they just don’t have the resources. And the bikes that are recovered usually don’t make it back to their owners, because the police don’t have enough information. &nbsp;</span></p><p> Fri, 30 May 2014 04:13:53 +0000 Isabel Angell 25981 at http://kalw.org Citizens solve bike theft crimes with social media The Long Walk http://kalw.org/post/long-walk <p>This past Saturday,&nbsp;KALW contributor Molly Samuel set off on what she calls the "Long Walk." It's a tradition she started three years ago, when she and 12 friends walked the entire waterfront of San Francisco – 23 miles. It took them 11 hours, and gave them all a new perspective on their city.</p><p>Julie Caine sat down with Molly to hear about what she saw and heard.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 01:04:00 +0000 Julie Caine 16833 at http://kalw.org The Long Walk Bike, Train or Automobile? Three reporters race through morning commute http://kalw.org/post/bike-train-or-automobile-three-reporters-race-through-morning-commute <p>It’s not just you. The morning commute is getting longer and longer. As the local economy picks up steam more and more people are getting in their cars, riding BART, and hopping on their bikes to get to work. This means everyone is spending more time on the road and most of us are doing it less comfortably. For car commuters - &nbsp;your drive time got about 25% longer in 2013. &nbsp;In San Francisco, nearly twice as many people are commuting by bike as in 2006. And BART - which is already packed - could have close to double its current ridership in the next few decades. &nbsp;</p> Tue, 29 Apr 2014 00:45:00 +0000 Ben Trefny & Ashleyanne Krigbaum & Jeremy Dalmas 43008 at http://kalw.org Bike, Train or Automobile? Three reporters race through morning commute