Today’s Headlines

  • CARB Approves First Cap-and-Trade Program to Reduce GHGs (SF Gate, Switchboard, LAT)
  • Crash Involving Several Vehicles and UCSF Shuttle Bus Injures 15 People (SF Examiner, KTVU)
  • Pedestrian Hit, Pinned Against Wall by Driver in Richmond District (BCN via SF Appeal)
  • Driver “Veers Off I-280” and Crashes Into a Home in SF (ABC 7)
  • Driver Kills Portland Woman Walking Her Bike; Advocates Saddened, Frustrated (Bike Portland)
  • BART West Dublin/Pleasanton Station Set to Open on February 19 (SF Gate)
  • Clipper Card Use on SamTrans “Quietly Delayed” by San Mateo County, MTC (KTVU)
  • CNN: “Can Streetcars Save America’s Cities?”
  • Mayor Newsom Will Be Among Those Checking Out Bike Share Programs Today (City Insider)
  • LA Planning Commission Passes Bike Plan (Streetsblog LA)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • For a minute I thought ‘The Weekly Carnage’ was back…

  • Jae B.

    Also: Clipper: Big Brother’s Best Friend? — http://missionlocal.org/2010/12/clipper-big-brothers-best-friend/

  • What can I say Justin? The holidays seem to bring out the worst in drivers? Here’s more outrage: http://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/26164101/detail.html

  • I think you’re right…scary stuff. The Vail case is just insane, on a lot of levels, but is nothing special–par for the course in terms of traffic justice trends.. The worst bit is that this guy’s main line of defense is that he has sleep apnea (with the ‘new car smell’ defense thrown in for good measure), that can make him narcoleptic, and extremely dangerous as in this case…yet the sentence involves license suspension for only one year?????

    Shouldn’t it be obvious to anyone here that he should never, ever be able to drive again?