Today’s Headlines

  • "Gas-Guzzlin" City of San Francisco Spends $25 Million a Year on Fuel (SF Appeal)
  • State Offers Major Tax Breaks to Toyota to Keep the Nummi Fremont Plant Open (SF Gate)
  • MTA’s New Insurance Policy Will Likely Cover Claims in Recent Crashes (SF Gate)
  • Phil Matier in a Huff Over Tickets for Idling Cars in Oakland Bus Stops (CBS 5)
  • Merchants Association Urges Support for Continued Funding of Seattle’s Free Transit Zone (Seattle PI)
  • David Lazarus: "U.S. Public Transit Improvements Will Be a Tough Sell"
  • Caltrain Trains Get a Little Quieter (SF Examiner)
  • France Pushes "Further Ahead" on High-Speed Rail (UK Guardian)
  • 65-year-old Mountain View Bicyclist Vies for the Gold at National Senior Games (Merc)
  • New Website Touts Bike Tourism in Oregon (Bike Portland)
  • Danish Gov’t Promotes Pedestrian Helmets (Copenhagenize via Streetsblog.net)
  • Nothing on C.W. Nevius’ anti-bike plan article?

  • I think we’re due for an exposĂ© of Nevius. Former sports writer turned incomprehensible columnist, clearly lives outside the city. His politics suck of course, but he’s also just a dumb writer in the most basic sense.

  • Phil Matier is upset that cops are enforcing the no stopping rule at bus zones to the letter of the law on drivers, but want cyclists rolling stop signs at empty intersections at sub 5 MPH speed to be subject to the exact letter of the law. Smell the hypocrisy.