Today’s Headlines

  • Caltrain Proposes Closing Half of Its Stations to Deal with $30 Million Deficit (Mercury News)
  • Judge: CARB Violated CEQA When It Adopted Landmark Emissions Law (SF Gate, CBS)
  • Battle Over Socal Pollution Rules Back Before Air Quality District Today (LA Times)
  • Mr. Roadshow says Congestion Tolls Not Likely for San Mateo, Dumbarton Bridges
  • VTA Approves Plan to Give Homeless Free Transit Rides in Santa Clara County (Merc)
  • Altamont Commuter Express Route May Improve from San Jose to Stockton (SF Gate)
  • Ca. High-Speed Rail Delaying EIR on SF-to-SJ and LA-to-Anaheim Routes (Merc, Redwood City Patch)
  • Bike Lanes Going in on Folsom Street in the Mission (Mission Loc@l)
  • Chronicle on Park Merced Project: “Lofty Plan Would Revamp Neighborhood” (SF Gate)
  • Christine Culver Leaving Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition (Press Democrat)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Folsom Street bike lane?! Just incredible. I sometimes fantasize about being transported to NYC where the city simply puts in kick ass bike lane infrastructure because it just should be there, no questions asked (or a lot fewer questions than asked here, not just by Mr. Anderson, but by the advocates themselves in a lot of ways).

    This seems like a huge story, carefully tucked into the day’s events… I’ve long thought that Folsom would be an incredible street to bike on, all those trees in the high teens and 20s. If the city would just do things that the bike community hasn’t explicitly asked for, like this, I think we’ll be way ahead of glacial bike plan developments–who needs a skeleton-like plan if they will just make the streets bike friendly all over?

    I know I’m reading into this too much, it feels too good to be true, but for a minute there, I thought I saw Sadik-Khan smiling upon SF from her new office in the MTA…

    J