Today’s Headlines

  • Elsbernd/SPUR Muni Measure Certified for November Ballot (City Insider, SF Examiner)
  • MTC to Consider Allocating Millions for 24th Street BART Station Upgrade (SF Examiner)
  • Hunter’s Point Plan Before SF Supes Today; Chiu Offers Amendments (City Insider, SF Examiner)
  • San Mateo Approves Office Development near Hayward Park Caltrain Station (Daily Journal)
  • Alta Planning & Design Lands Contract to Develop Portland Bike Projects (Bike Portland)
  • Affording Housing Concerns Raised Over Hanna Ranch Project in Marin (Marin IJ)
  • Marin Planners "Toughen Up" Tree Ordinance to Balance Public Safety/Wildlife Needs (Marin IJ)
  • A New Look for a Ventura Boulevard Corner in Sherman Oaks (LAist,
    LA Curbed)
  • Developers Back Proposal to Bring Back Downtown L.A. Streetcars (LA Business
    Journal
    )
  • Nine People Arrested in Protests Following Mehserle Verdict Face Charges
    (SF
    Gate
    )
  • david vartanoff

    Ultimate irony. In the expensive attempt NOT to emulate functional subways, BART built what are “attractive nuisances” at these two stations, creating magnets for the very criminals, n’er do wells, and others who congregate there. Simple stairs/escalators/elevators on slightly widened sidewalks with simple bus shelters would have been a better design. All the money wasted on the monumentalist station design merely created less rider utility.

  • @David –

    On the other hand, there is a proposal to try to get $4 million or something like that to buy a parking lot in Noe Valley and turn it into a public plaza. Are you saying that the Mission should not have such spaces – that this should have retail/residential on this location as if it were Montgomery?

    Or is the point that it’s just very poorly designed?

  • Nick

    Re: the Shipyard EIR

    Is the proposed bridge opposed by livable streets advocates, or are the only ones opposing it fringe-environmentalists? A bridge bikeway and pedestrian path leading into a transit oriented development seems like a no-brainer to support. Am I missing something?

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