Today’s Headlines

  • CBS5 Raises Questions About Police Costs for Critical Mass (Eye on Blogs)
  • CHSRB Responds to Palo Alto Vice Mayor’s Call for Abolishment of High-Speed Rail Commish
  • BART Moves Ahead with 20-Year Plan to Upgrade Aging Trains (SF Examiner)
  • Professor Questions Whether Bay Area Toll Lanes Will Make Money (East Bay Express)
  • LA Metrolink Agrees to Pay Former Spokesperson $135,000 (LAT)
  • Bike Portland: "Local High School Does Bike Parking Right" 
  • Strange Bus Stops from Around the World (Toxel)
  • House Dems Agree to Subsidize Car Purchases in Climate Bill (WSJ, NYT)
  • CNN Senior Producer Will Become Ray LaHood’s Press Secretary (WaPo
  • Planning Transportation in Abu Dhabi (TOW via
  • the greasy bear

    CBS5 profits by using Critical Mass to whip up even more bad feelings between everyday motorists and everyday cyclists.

    Any objective journalist’s analysis of the costs incurred by different types of travel on SF streets would show private automobiles cost the city *far* more than cyclists ever could. Alas, in San Francisco, the establishment indulges driving as a divine right. It’s just easier to whip up hate against cyclists whose pressing needs cannot be met legally, for 1,051 days and counting.

    With “journalism” like this, is it any surprise San Francisco leads America in reactionary hatred, and obstruction, of the national urban cycling movement?

  • Pat

    Critical Mass is not an event, it is more of a coincidence. It just so happens that a ton of people want to go on a bike ride starting at Justin Herman Plaza once a month. It is fun to ride with a lot of people, so they ride together. The police show up on their own. You can’t really charge for coincidences or shut down coincidences.


This Week: Berkeley Bike Plan, Planning for Families, Women & Bikes

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday tonight! Berkeley Bicycle Plan Update Open House. Come see the draft Berkeley Bicycle Plan. It includes recommendations for new and enhanced bike boulevards and improved crossings, downtown and UC campus area projects, including new protected bikeways, enhancements to the Ohlone Greenway, upgrades to existing bike lanes […]

This Week: Get Your Pedals Ready for Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day is coming up later this week — don’t miss out on the perks and festivities for bike commuters around the Bay Area. If it’s your first time making the two-wheeled trip to work, you can hop on a commuter convoy in your neighborhood. Also, a heads up for next Monday: the […]

Today’s Headlines

Muni Narrows Cause of N-Judah Derailment This Week to Rail Problem (SF Examiner) Young Girl Hit by Driver in South San Jose; Vague Details on Crash (BCN via Mercury News) MTC Awards $33 Million to Innovative Bay Area Transportation Projects (SF Gate) Despite Challenges, Ray LaHood Remains Upbeat in Interview with Sarah Goodyear (Grist) Audit […]

Oakland Bicycle & Pedestrian Advisory Committee

From EBBC: Agenda Introductions, appointment of note taker (5 minutes) Approval of meeting minutes (consent item) (5 minutes) Vote on motion to adopt the December meeting minutes. City of Oakland Crosswalk Policy (25 minutes)—Joe Wang, Supervising Transportation Engineer, will present the City’s crosswalk policy, revised since last presented to the committee (October 2010, see minutes). […]

Proposed East Bay Bike-Share Sites Announced

Note: This story has been corrected since it was originally posted. Thank you to sharp-eyed readers. Bay Area Bike Share released a map of proposed sites for bike-share stations in the East Bay today. Proposed sites for expansion into San Francisco and San Jose have already been released, but these are the first ones for […]

Today’s Headlines

Bike to Work Day A Huge Success (BCN via SF Examiner, SFBG, Mission Local, Fog City Journal, ABC 7) Supervisors Slam Muni On Overtime Pay (SF Examiner, SF Gate, ABC 7) BART Cars and Seats Could Be Cleaner With Larger Budget (Coco Times) BART Director Franklin Wants To Open Text Message Line for Passengers (SF Examiner, […]