Today’s Headlines

  • Pedestrian Seriously Hurt After Being Hit by a Car at Franklin and Geary in SF (BCN via SF Appeal)
  • BART Union Begins Voting on Contract; Results Expected Tuesday (KCBS)
  • Ken Garcia: "Muni Track Record Off Track" 
  • "Cash for clunkers" Gets $2 Billion More in Senate Extension (WaPo)
  • Illinois Governor Signs Law Banning Texting While Driving (Chicago Sun-Times
  • San Jose Officials Release 15-Year Plan to Improve the City’s Parks (Merc)
  • Bakersfield Developers Sue Over Traffic Impact Fees (Bakersfield.com)
  • More on Tuesday’s SF Supes Meeting to Approve the Bike Plan EIR (Public Press)
  • The "Bumps and Bruises" of Bicycling (Merc)
  • "Smart Bike" Bicycle Share Program Coming to Mexico City (The Bike-sharing Blog)
  • I tried to post a comment on Ken Garcia’s article to take issue with his statement the Residential Parking Permit program was designed “solely to raise money” because it’s absolutely false. As Streetsblog has covered in some depth before (and Garcia would have learned with a simple google search) the vehicle code limits what the SFMTA (or any city in California) can charge to no more than the cost to administrate the program.

    While there are a lot of things wrong with the SFMTA, this isn’t something that can be fixed at the city level and their attempts to raise revenue by expanding enforcement to later hours and sundays were thwarted by the mayor.

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