Today’s Headlines

  • Tom Nolan Op-Ed: “Muni Needs a Fair and Sustainable Labor Contract” (SF Examiner)
  • SFMTA Board Approves Fee Hikes for Parking Permits, Fare Evasion (City Insider)
  • CHSRA Still Planning to Pursue 4-Track High-Speed Rail System (San Mateo Daily News)
  • Rail Authority Says 4-Track System Legally Required by Prop 1A (SF Examiner)
  • Legislation to Keep Redevelopment Agencies Stalls in Sacramento (Mercury News)
  • Drunk Driver Who Killed Elderly Woman Facing Up to 12 Years in Prison (Merc)
  • Wall Street Journal: “San Francisco Takes Art to the Streets”
  • Proposal to Charge for Parking in Howarth Park “Stirs Debate” (Press Democrat)
  • BART to Debut Book Lending Machine at Millbrae Station (BCN via SF Appeal)
  • Obama Hosts Wounded Veterans Recovering By Bike (Transpo Nation)
  • Congress Way Better at Slashing Transit Funds Than Lowering Gas Prices (MTR)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Get rid of your SUV! You can still transport two kids and 4 bags of groceries uphill. Check out this video of an electrified Xtracycle.

    Note: the video (from a news program) says the bicycle can go up to 30mph. In California, electric bicycles are restricted to a top speed on level ground of 20mph. Personally, I think this is plenty fast.

  • Abe

    Anybody know why all the garbage cans were knocked into the bike lanes on Market Street today?

  • mikesonn

    They were knocked down at 9ish on Weds night when I biked home. I was wondering the same thing. I chalked it up to being mid-Market.

    However, I thought someone would have corrected it by morning. Guess I should of called 311.

  • Peapod mom

    I was gonna say…30mph? That’s a little fast for comfort without motorcycle helmets or something! But anyway, yeah, don’t these toys look tempting. Last time we looked, though, it was an estimated $1k to add a reasonable motor to our Radish/Peapod setup. Ouch. Don’t count us out on that, though, especially with our 2nd kid on the way… πŸ™‚