Today’s Headlines

  • Oakland City Council Decides to Endorse Oak Airport Connector with Additional Stop (KCBS)
  • Boy in Wheelchair Watches as Hit-and-Driver Who Injured Him is Sentenced in San Jose (Merc)
  • Marin County Woman Accused of Using 13-year-old Son as Designated Driver (SF Gate)
  • SFPD Will Halt Policy of Towing and Impounding Cars of Unlicensed Drivers (The Snitch)
  • Sacramento is also the Crash Capital of California (Sac Bee)
  • And a Bee Editorial Urges Slowing Speeds, Making Streets More Ped and Bike Friendly
  • Petaluma Rejects Plan to Make Downtown Street Safer; Wants to Consult Merchants (Press Democrat)
  • High-Speed Rail Money Will Be Released This December (Streetsblog Capitol Hill)
  • Mendocino Transit Authority Gets $606,000 in Stim Funds (Ukiah Daily Journal)
  • Melbourne Tram No. 916 to Join Muni’s Historic Streetcar Fleet (Market Street Railway Blog)
  • New Book Explores Why Americans Hate, and Love, Transit (Planetizen)
  • Video Cameras Will Monitor LA’s Metrolink Engineers (LAT)
  • Mercury News: "Developer Bulldozes Endangered Butterfly Habitat on San Bruno Mountain"
  • From Xtracycles to Folding Bikes, AP Takes a Look at Bicycle Trends (Associated Press)
  • Vancouver Plans to Install Its First On-Street Bicycle Parking Corral (Bike Portland)
  • It’s New York vs. Portland in Battle of the Greenest (Oregonian)

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Today’s Headlines

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An Open (Angry) Letter to Muni, Rider Prefers BART as Transit Lover (Rocket Shoes) Riders Upset Over Service Cuts, Fare Increases at Muni Townhall Meeting (Examiner) What Options Does Muni Have for Raising Revenue? (Examiner) Muni Starts Tweeting, Offers FastPass for Quiz Answer That You Can Find Here (SF Gate) Muni Bus Hits Fire Hydrant […]

SFMTA Proposes New Steps to Divert Cars Off Market Street

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The SFMTA has proposed new forced turns for private autos at intersections on the most congested stretch of Market Street, which could be implemented in phases early next year. SFMTA staff presented the changes [PDF] to the agency’s board of directors Friday — not just as a way to speed up transit, but to make […]

SF’s Transit-Only Lane Network is An Incomplete Vision

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Cars block a bus’ progress on Market Street near Kearny, several blocks east of where Market’s transit-only lanes end. Photo: Michael Rhodes When transit-only lanes were first striped in San Francisco in the 1970s, they were meant to be a bold enactment of the city’s brand new Transit First policy. But like the policy, the […]

Today’s Headlines

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More on the End of Muni’s “M” Fast Pass and the Switch to Clipper (SF Gate) Arnold Schwarzenegger Rides a Bike with the Mayor of London (Evening Standard via Grist) Mayor Lee Releases Draft Transpo Plan for America’s Cup (SF Examiner) Draft Plan Includes Mention of E-Line Historic Streetcar Service (Market St. Railway) 23-year-old Woman […]

New Colored Transit Lanes Coming to Church Street Next Month

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New red-colored transit lanes are slated to be implemented on a section of Church Street in September in a SF Municipal Transportation Agency pilot project to speed up the J-Church and 22-Fillmore lines. Following the T-Third line, it would be the second time San Francisco has used colored paint on transit-only lanes to help clarify that […]