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.