Today’s Headlines

  • MTA Ready to Do Something About ARCO Station/Fell Street Bicyclist Hazard (BIKE NOPA)
  • More on the MTA’s Parking Meter Study from SFBG, SF Gate, BCN via CBS5, The Snitch
  • MTC Committee to Discuss Raising Tolls on Bay Area Bridges (BCN via CBS5)
  • Hybrid Cars Too Quiet for Peds to Hear, So Auto Makers Will Add Noise (NYT)
  • New Studies Cite Air Pollution for Increased Rates of Appendicitis and Ear Infections (LAT)
  • Climate Change Document Suppressed by Bush Released (LAT)
  • SF Bicyclist Narrowly Avoids Getting Hit by a Falling Tree During Storm (SFist)
  • Maria Shriver Caught Driving While Talking on a Hand-Held Cell Phone (TMZ via Sac Bee, LAT)
  • Support Growing for Federal Legislation to Ban Driver Cell Phone Use, Texting (LAT)
  • Marin County Considers Hiking Planning and Building Fees (Marin IJ)
  • Rejuiced Bike Concepts Turns Old Bicycle Parts Into Cool Bike Trailers (Bike Portland)
  • Removing some parking spaces to make a queue for The Gas Station From Hell will help, although actually getting the cars to use it rather than hang out in the bike lane will be another matter. Still I’d be glad to downgrade this gas station from Extremely Hazardous to Somewhat Smelly and Annoying. Thank you to the NOPA neighborhood associations and SFBC for applying pressure on MTA.