Today’s Headlines

  • SFBC Issues Endorsements for Local Candidates in November Election (SFBike.org/vote)
  • Mission Loc@l Profiles the Bike Coalition’s Valet Parking Crew, Who Park 10,000 Bikes a Year
  • SF Seeks $52k in Legal Fees from Rob Anderson’s Coalition for Adequate Review (SF Examiner)
  • SFMTA Will Install Speed Radar Signs on Masonic Avenue (BIKE NOPA)
  • Young Driver Hits, Injures Group of Cross Country Runners in Petaluma (Marin IJ)
  • Driver Who Killed Pedestrian on Alameda Shoreline to Get 11 Years Under Plea Bargain (SF Gate)
  • Shoup Asks Cato Institute to Analyze Free Parking Policy for Its Employees in D.C. (Streetsblog NY)
  • In Letter to Obama, NRDC, Other Environmental Groups Call for 60MPG by 2025 (Switchboard)
  • Rumored Muni Driver Sickout May Not Happen, But SFMTA Preparing Nonetheless (SF Examiner)
  • Former GG Bridge District Employee Arrested on Charges of Embezzlement (SF Gate)
  • AC Transit Board Candidates “Press Ahead, Off the Radar” (Bay Citizen)

We’re taking the day off along with our New York colleagues to observe Rosh Hashanah. We’ll be back in full force Monday.

  • That Petaluma story is in the Marin IJ, not the Press Democrat. Which means we get to see inane reader comments – the Press Democrat decided to do away with them.

  • John, you made a good point – inexperience isn’t an excuse, it is a liability. If she needs more time behind the wheel to make an informed decision about a crosswalk, then she shouldn’t have full privilege to operate a vehicle by herself.

    But once again, this just goes along with the idea that driver licenses get handed out like candy here. “Please, take it, use it, and I’m sure you’ll be fine. As for the other guy, eh. His problem.”

  • Thanks, John, I fixed it.

  • Nick

    Re: 52K bill for Bike Plan Opponent

    Purposefully prolonging litigation can now be added to the list of “dangerous hobbies.”

    He acted petty, vindictive, and spiteful. The claim against him can be viewed as the same through a certain lense. He said he was acting within compliance with the law. The defense of the City is the same. What goes around comes around.

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