Today’s Headlines

  • SFCTA to Vote Tomorrow on Extending Congestion Pricing Study (SF Examiner, City Insider)
  • San Mateo County Leaders “Threaten to Enact Toll” for San Francisco Residents (Mercury News)
  • Muni Management Seeks to End Year-End Payouts for Muni Operators (SF Gate)
  • Mayor Newsom’s Office Orders Department Heads to Compile Info for Transition (SF Examiner)
  • Residents of Rent-Controlled Housing Turn Out to Oppose Park Merced Development (Beyond Chron)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Sought in Antioch After Killing 42-year-old Woman (SF Gate)
  • Man “Walking Drunk in Traffic” Killed by VTA Bus in San Jose (Merc)
  • Surge in Bike Counts at Three NOPA Locations (BIKE NOPA)
  • SF Gate: “UC Berkeley Crackdown has Bicyclists Fuming”
  • Long Beach Celebrates Opening of Bike Boulevard in Belmont Heights (Press-Telegram)
  • Redwood City Man Gets Nissan’s First “Leaf” Electric Car (SF Gate)

More headlines from Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Great graphic depicting US government subsidies to various energy industries (your tax dollars at work):

    http://awesome.good.is/transparency/web/1012/subsidize-this/flat.html

    The only quibble I would have is that carbon capture and storage is, at this point, mostly a PR campaign for the coal industry. Sadly (very sadly) it looks like the proposed tax-cut/economic “stimulus” package Congress is on the verge of passing will include extending ethanol subsidies in the face of any and all reason.

  • Nick

    Re: Cal Crackdown on Scofflaw Cyclists

    This only proves that even infrastructure is not enough to change the auto-centric mindset.

  • EL

    I personally don’t mind the crackdown at Cal. I do, however, think the fines are way too high.

  • So what exactly can a cop do if he tries to give you a $220 ticket and you have no ID with you? After all, nobody is required to carry any form of ID with them, unless they’re operating a motor vehicle.

    And if you do get the ticket, and don’t pay…then what? You can;t renew the license you don’t have?