Today’s Headlines

  • City-Owned Vehicles Strike Two Pedestrians, Killing One (KCBS, KGO)
  • Woman in Crosswalk Killed by Hit and Run Driver in Oakland (SF Gate)
  • Chiu’s Garage Legislation Passes First Vote by Supes (SF Examiner)
  • Parking Lane Could Become Sidewalk Seating in North Beach (SF Gate)
  • Muni Operators Union to Vote Next Week on Savings Proposals (SF Examiner)
  • Why Your TransLink Card Can’t Get Demagnetized (SF Appeal)
  • First "Torpedo" Double-Ended PCC Streetcar Off to Rehab (Market Street Railway Blog)
  • SFPark is Coming to the Richmond (Richmond SF Blog)
  • Let the Planning Department Know Your Ideas for the 17th and Folsom Park (SF Examiner)
  • Panhandle at Masonic Sees 50 Percent Increase in Cyclists Over Three Years (Bike NOPA)
  • Santa Clara County Appoints a "Pro-Sprawl" Planning Commissioner (Merc)
  • Learning from the Dot-Com Boom Era Traffic Jams (Merc)

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  • @SFGate/Columbus sidewalks: HORRAY! My wife and I walk this all the time and comment on how difficult it is to even walk single file on those sidewalks. There is NO reason that bundreds of people are hemmed into 4-6ft of sidwalk while a couple people can park their cars (for cheap mind you) right next to it.

    Also, the dissenting voice was from a store my wife and I just went into the other day. We plan on going to talk to her about the benefits of widening the sidewalks at the expense of a few parking spots. Yes, you lose 8 cars (maybe 8-20 people), but you make the experience of 500 people that much more appealing. And if those 500 people are more comfortable, instead of worrying about running into someone/something, then the odds they’ll look up see your store are much greater.

    Now if we could just get them to take a chance on Stockton.

  • @North Beach sidewalk conversion. 95% of the SFGates comments are against it. The funniest ones are about the “fat cat” cafe owners having their “palms greased”. It’s hilarious. If it’s not the elite government types killing small business, it’s small business killing….other small business?