Today’s Headlines

  • D.C. Post Now Seems Unlikely for SFMTA Chief Nat Ford (WaPo, SF Examiner)
  • Ford’s Future at the SFMTA is Uncertain (SF Gate)
  • House Republicans Respond to Rising Gas Prices By Trying to Gut Emission Standards (SF Gate)
  • SMART Proposes to Close Shortfall at Expense of Bike and Ped Projects (Marin IJ)
  • More on SMART’s Budget Troubles from the Press Democrat
  • Proposal to Close GG, McLaren Parks at Night Stalled (SF Examiner)
  • Driver Strikes, Injures Blind Couple Walking in Santa Rosa Crosswalk (Press Democrat)
  • APTA Asks for Delay on Rolling Out Rail Collision Avoidance System (LA Times)
  • Long Beach Bike Advocate Mark Bixby Killed in Plane Crash (Biking In L.A. via Sblog LA)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • The future does not sound bright for Mr. Ford.

    And why, why, why must it always be transit vs bike/ped projects? We really can’t get any money from the 4th bore or some other highway widening bullshit project? Nope, we need to rob Peter to pay Paul all while the highways keep getting longer and wider.

  • Nick

    I’m going to speak up in defense of Nat Ford for once on this board. Surely it would be easier to work with him on implementing changes for bikes, peds, and transit than to start from scratch with a new Executive Director.

    He could have so many more fans in the city if he acted boldly.

  • Nick

    Re: Park Closures at Night

    Most parks are closed at 10PM which makes for an interesting enforcement issue for those parks that have bike routes running through them.

  • Mark D.

    @ Nick

    Since a 10pm GG Park closure would not involve prohibiting cars from passing through the Park, it would be fair to assume that bikes would also be allowed through without issue.