Weekly ARCO/ BP Protest

Demand a safe bikeway on Fell St. while protesting BP’s destruction of the Gulf. Ongoing protests.

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One of Sacramento's poorest neighborhoods doesn't have enough crosswalks. It also has a high rate of jaywalking arrests. Image: KXTV
STREETSBLOG USA

What Will It Take for Sacramento to Make Walking Safer in Poor Neighborhoods?

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Police and city planners in Sacramento have come under scrutiny in the weeks since police were caught on tape assaulting Nandi Cain, Jr., a black man, during a jaywalking stop. Cain, who was legally using an unmarked crosswalk, has since filed a civil rights lawsuit against the city. Now, reporters are looking into why there are so few marked crosswalks in one of Sacramento's poorest areas.

Today’s Headlines

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First BART Mob Robbers ID’d (EastBayTimes, SFExaminer, SFGate) BART’s Emergency Lighting Failure (EastBayTimes) BART Board to Hear Gripes (EastBayTimes) Second Cable Car Conductor Arrested (SFExaminer, CBSLocal) More on Push for Caltrain Funding (SFExaminer) More on Speed Camera Legislation (KQED) Seniors Push for Longer Crossing Times on 3rd Street (SFBay) More Sanctioned Homeless Camps in Oakland […]
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STREETSBLOG CALIFORNIA

CA Legislative Update: Transit Passes, Transportation Commission Representation, Automated Speed Cameras

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A bill to create a statewide youth transit pass program passed the Assembly Transportation Committee, as did one that would require that at least one member of the California Transportation Commission represent low-income communities. Another bill, to create a pilot program to use automated speed enforcement cameras in San Francisco and San Jose, was put off for a year.
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Fate of Caltrain Electrification Hangs on Trump’s Budget

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There will be many news stories generated by the announcement of the details of President Donald Trump's proposed budget next month. In advance of the announcement, the campaign to preserve funding for the electrification of Caltrain is working with advocates around the state and country to preserve a nearly $650 million grant agreement scuttled by the Trump Administration in February.
Shared bikes in Shanghai. Photo: Mark Gorton
STREETSBLOG NYC

Bike-Share as a Speculative Venture

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New York, you may have heard, is about to get invaded by a swarm of bike-share companies. Their product is often described as “dockless” bike-share: They rely on “smart locks,” not fixed stations, to secure the bicycles. But dockless systems have been operating in cities including Hoboken and Portland for some time now — it’s not […]