Bike Commute Diaries: Change is Good

10 Jan

I missed the train today. After years of doing the “same old, same old” you think you have it all dialed in. Then something screws up your routine and you react like the grumpy curmudgeons that you roll your eyes at during City Council meetings. Change is good. This change is good. I just need to tweak my routine.


About the Bike Commute Diaries: Launched in May 2012 for National Bike Month, this series explores the unexpected and surprising things I’ve seen and learned while bicycling for transportation.


Posted by on January 10, 2014 in Commute Diaries


5 responses to “Bike Commute Diaries: Change is Good

  1. djconnel

    January 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    I’d like to see the signals at that intersection revised: flashing yellow and red only. Make it uncontrolled unless pedestrians hit the walk button, then all phases (except pedestrian) red. I’d bet latency would improve without loss of throughput.

    • ladyfleur

      January 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm

      Surely you jest. No one in cars would ever be able to cross Central in that case. Or is that your evil plan. Bwwwaaaahaha!

  2. Stuart M.

    January 10, 2014 at 5:34 pm

    Is this the Castro intersection where you cross the Caltrain tracks?

    • Alex

      January 10, 2014 at 5:58 pm

      Yup, they changed it to let both directions go straight before left turns. Not sure if it is then both go left, or if it is sensor activated. Should make it a lot easier for people driving from 101 or all the north bay shore tech jobs to get to all the new expensive villa housing.

      • ladyfleur

        January 13, 2014 at 9:19 am

        So far they’ve only changed the order: southbound from Moffett to Castro goes before northbound from Castro to Moffett now. They will be changing it from a 3-way signal to left turns first, then straight before too long. But they haven’t done that yet. It requires restriping to remove the combined left/straight lane from northbound Castro to Moffett.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

Ancestral Pathways LLC

This site features a genealogy blog about the Ville Platte Louisiana area African descendant families of Frank, Jason, Denton, Ruben, Leday, Laughtin, Joseph

Jubilo! The Emancipation Century

African Americans in the 19th Century: Slavery, Resistance, Abolition, the Civil War, Emancipation, Reconstruction, and the Nadir

Grits & Gumbo

Southern family stories with a dash of spice

Granola Shotgun

Stories About Urbanism, Adaptation, and Resilience


Feminist reflections on fitness, sport, and health

madeonmyfingers and design

The Daily Post

The Art and Craft of Blogging

The Independent Bike Blog

A blog for bike shops


A fine site


Living the urban/bicycle life

South Bay Streetscape

Exploring Santa Clara County's urban limits

I'm Jame :)

what's on my mind: food, fashion, marketing, cities, tech & more

Let's Go Ride a Bike

Adventures in city cycling

The Backpack Objective

Exploring with kids in the outdoors and in homeschool

Shop by Bike

How and where to shop by bike in Silicon Valley, California

The Empowerment of the Silent Sisterhood

The blog of the Beautiful You MRKH Foundation

%d bloggers like this: