Alemany is a long-ish thoroughfare cutting through a large swath of the southern area of San Francisco. Pedestrians & cyclists need to be very careful when crossing at this intersection as many motorists are both driving well above the speed limit & not obeying the traffic signals. Whenever I cross at this light, I sort of stick my head out from behind the slew of parked cars along the road to make sure there's no one barreling down the road at me. Doesn't seem to matter that they've a red light. These motorists must think they're in The Fast & Furious 8, or some such thing, when they are behind the wheel.
Alemany boasts a fairly long dedicated bike lane. Even so, I, frankly, wouldn't ride my bike down Alemany before this fatality & I'm certainly still not keen to now. Due to recent road work by the local electric company, Alemany has been torn up, literally, and holes in the road have been temporarily covered by large, steel slabs. The bike lane in these work areas has been all but eradicated. It was in one such area where a man called Moises Chavez was killed while riding his bike. The motorist who hit him pulled over & called the police. Chavez died at hospital.
|Small memorial. Out of shot are a bunch of candles.|
|Just about where Mr Chavez was hit.|