Following a spate of accidents involving cyclists who don't obey traffic signals, the SFPD is in crack-down mode this morning. Joe Eskenazi reports on The Snitch that "a phalanx of motorcycle cops" were handing out $123 citations to cyclists on Market Street near Van Ness this morning, methodically stopping them as they, one by one, blew through red lights.
Also, at least one rider reported getting cited for wearing earbuds in both ears.
A spokesman for the police says this is an "ongoing campaign" that will be targeting "hot spots" throughout the city where cyclists like to scream at pedestrians as they fly through crosswalks at 35 miles an hour. We should note that at least one of the spate of recent bicycle accidents resulted in the death of a pedestrian, 67-year-old Dionette Cherney.