Today’s Headlines

  • Americans Drove Four Million Fewer Automobiles in 2009 (Globe and Mail via Planetizen)
  • PCOs, Other Workers Plead to Keep Their Jobs Before MTA Board (City Insider)
  • In Chron Op-Ed, Union Chief Claims Muni Driver Pay Has Been "Economical and Fair" (SF Gate)
  • More on Muni Crash Involving 19-Polk Bus; What Can the Camera Tell? (SF Appeal, SF Gate
  • Rail Replacement Work to Get Underway This Weekend on L-Taraval Line (SF Examiner
  • Driver Hits Crossing Guard and Woman Near San Jose Elementary School (Merc
  • Sacramento RT Begins 1-Dollar a Day Parking at Three "Park-and-Ride" Lots (Sac Bee)
  • Sacramento Plans for Transit-Friendly NBA Arena (Sac Bee)
  • The World Bank Says It Will Invest in Urbanism (Citiwire)
  • The Case Against Bike Paths in Los Angeles (Streetsblog LA)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill.

  • That there are 4 million less cars in the United States this year than last year is perhaps the most positive news I’ve read in a while.

  • ZA

    Depressing LA Bike Path article, and sadly true. For the record, what does California’s law have to say about motorcycles, motorscooters, and electric-bikes in the bike lane, and on a bike path?

    I’ve seen a few too many motorcycles using the front right-hand position of a bike lane to accelerate ahead of the car to their left and take their lane. It’s dangerous at a minimum, to say nothing of the choking fumes for bicyclists.

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