Today’s Headlines

  • German Tourist Identified as Cyclist Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver at Masonic/Turk (CBS5, SF Gate)
  • BIKE NOPA Talks to a Neighbor Who Was on Scene of Crash Minutes After It Happened
  • SF Examiner Story Focuses on SFMTA Plans to Improve Masonic Avenue for Bicyclists
  • And BIKE NOPA Points Out Advocates Have Been Demanding Change for Years
  • LA Mayor’s Conversion to Bike Advocacy and the State of Cycling in LA (AP)
  • Prop 23 Could Suspend Other "Landmark Environmental Rules" (Merc)
  • The Marin IJ Continues Discussion on Why BART Didn’t Happen in Marin
  • George Mason University Professor on "Why Free Parking Comes at a Price" (NYT Op-Ed)
  • Walk Score Adds Transit Score to Grade Transit in More than 40 Cities (T4A)
  • "Who Will Pay for California’s High-Speed Rail System?" (Merc)
  • Chief Engineer at GG Bridge District to Become New General Manager (City Insider)
  • Crash at Mojave Desert Truck Race Kills Eight Spectators (CNN)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Mike

    Re: Masonic

    It’s hard to be saddened by a death that was entirely predictable. Mad as hell is all I feel.

    I wrote to Bike Nopa that I was a witness to another hit and run against a cyclist at this exact location less than a year ago.

    It was around 1996 or 1997 when I first remember cyclists calling for a safer Masonic. The street looks the same today as it did then. Even Leah Shahum was run off the road (on purpose) there. To put all this in persepctive, this poor kid was only 7 years old when we first asked the city to do something to make this street safer. Decades of delay and now it’s too late.

    RIP. My sympathy to his family.

  • “Residents Who Live Near Public Transportation Live Healthier, Longer Lives, Study Finds”

    http://www.apta.com/mediacenter/pressreleases/2010/Pages/100811_Public%20Health%20Benefits.aspx

    Lots of good stuff in here if you download the pdf of the report.

    One stunner: “Although North Americans only walk an average of about 6 daily minutes overall, public transit users spend a median of 19 daily minutes walking, which nearly achieves the target of 22 daily minutes of moderate physical activity.”

    Six minutes? On average North Americans only walk six minutes a day?!!?