Today’s Headlines

  • 33,000 People Died on American Roads in 2009, and That’s Considered a Success (AP, USA Today)
  • Down Economy May Be Reason for Decline in Traffic Deaths, Injuries in San Francisco (SF Examiner)
  • Obama Touches Briefly on Infrastructure in Combative Campaign Season Speech (NYT, TPM)
  • Oberstar Offers “Grudging Praise” of Obama Spending Plan (Oregonian)
  • LaHood says Trains for U.S. Transit Projects Should be Made in U.S. (Seattle Times)
  • San Mateo Adopts “Three-Pronged” Approach to High-Speed Rail, Including Litigation (Daily Journal)
  • Korean Designer Crafts New Crosswalk Design (Fastcodesign via Yglesias)
  • Palo Alto Housing Strategy to Focus on Transit Corridors (Palo Alto Online)
  • BIKE NOPA Interviews Stuart Matthews, Organizer of Fix Fell Now! Protests
  • Another Gay Man says He was Assaulted on Muni; Hate Crimes Unit Investigating (BAR)
  • Chevron Quietly Trying to Get It Exempted from Enviro Laws in Richmond (SF Gate, Merc)
  • SFO Workers Likely to Get a Break on BART Fares (City Insider)
  • City Council Opts to Rehabilitate Healdsburg Bridge, Instead of Building New One (Press Democrat)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Nick

    Re: Fix Fell

    Their focus is directed so sharply on the curb cuts outside ARCO. If they ever win that battle, the war for the other 2.5 blocks will be even more intense.

    Take a walk along the street and notice the color curb markings on the other blocks of Fell. There were many areas that had red zones illegally painted “concrete gray” by motorists.

    Some examples:
    -2 spaces outside the tow company
    -4 spaces outside DMV
    -white zone by BofA also painted gray
    -and the sightline area for peds at Baker and Fell was painted over too. Cyclists should take this back as it once was a queuing area, a bike box almsost. Now it’s just another parking space.

  • Nick – how do you know they weren’t painted by MTA?

  • maaaty

    Is there anyone familiar enough with how these things go who can say whether Rob’s going to get the bill for that $52,000?

    Also, given how long this went on, that seem really low.

    This news made my weekend.


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Today’s Headlines

Fear of BART Strike Prompted Many to Consider Telecommuting (SF Gate) Nevius Weighs in on Mason Street Closure in North Beach (SF Gate) Routsey App Back at Apple Store, Muni Re-Asserts Claim to Own Real-Time Data (SF Appeal) Multiple Cars Set Ablaze Last Night in SF and Oakland (SF Gate) (SF Gate) Lombard Street Turned […]

Today’s Headlines

Schwarzenegger Has the Gall to Consider Raiding Transit Funds Again (LAT, SF Examiner) Transit Agencies Nationwide Continue to Face Deficits and Cuts (WSJ) Transit Ridership Apparently Down Across the Country But Not in San Francisco (City Insider) MTA Asking Vendors to Reduce Contracts by 3 Percent to Help Shave Deficit (SF Examiner)  NY Times: San […]

Today’s Headlines

$10 Million TIGER Grant Awarded For UCSF Ped, Bike, Transit Projects (CBS 5, SFGate) $61M State Central Subway Grant Decision May Impact Release of Federal Funds (SF Examiner) With Scant Economic Analysis, SF Chronicle Says SFMTA “Shouldn’t Gouge Drivers to Pay For Transit” C.W. Nevius Nearly Kills Cyclist With Car, Gets Upset About Resulting Yells (Uptown […]

Today’s Headlines

BART Directors Mull How Or Whether to Use Surplus (SF Gate)  LA Times Column on Fixing Transit Sparks Response from LA Mayor’s Office More Bike to Work Day Coverage from BIKE NOPA, SFBG, City Insider, SF Examiner Sonoma County Sees Higher Numbers for its Annual Bike to Work Day (Press Democrat) Steve Jones Resents Condescending […]

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Driver Critically Injures 87-Year-Old Woman at Van Ness and Broadway (SF Gate) Gov. Brown Signs Bill Banning Pedestrian and Bike Toll on Golden Gate Bridge (CBS, SF Bike, MIJ) Transit Leaders Tout Vision Zero at APTA Annual Meeting in San Francisco (SF Bay) “Affordable Divis” Group Calls for Pedestrian Safety and Transit Improvements on Corridor (Hoodline) Driver Gets Stuck […]