Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA, Regulator Enter Mediation Over Safety Allegations (City Insider)
  • Temporary N-Judah Express Bus to Roll Out Soon (City Insider, SF Examiner)
  • Melissa Griffin: “SF Housing Bonds Not Much to Build On”
  • Supes Committee Delays Vote on Park Merced Development (SF Examiner)
  • Caltrain Will Keep Baby Bullets Running on the Weekend (City Insider)
  • Rachel Gordon Tests Out Parking App With SFPark Manager (SF Gate)
  • Plan Would Improve Sausalito’s Alexander Rd. for Bicyclists (Marin IJ)
  • New Golden Gate Ferry Launches (Marin IJ)
  • Driver Facing Misdemeanor Manslaughter for Death of 2-year-old (Press Democrat)
  • Another Editorial Slamming California High Speed Rail (Press-Enterprise)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • guest

     SFGate in a nutshell: Another day, another 60-odd morons griping about how ‘dangerous’ the SFPark app is because they still cannot wrap their brains around a probability distribution or, much less, finding a temporary place to pull over and use the iPhone app if necessary. It’s sad. Really, it is.

  • mikesonn

    The biggest miss by them is that SFPark isn’t about the app, it is about pricing parking in such a way that one space is nearly always available. This eliminates the need for an app and the need to circle for parking. If they do happen to look at the app and an area is all red, they should be looking forward to the upward price adjustment to provide turnover and hence a parking space.

  • mikesonn

     Just looking at sfpark online and the FiDi is pretty red (obviously it’s a work day). But then digging deeper, it has a lot of the red (very low availability) blocks also being “no charge”. Are there really whole blocks of the FiDi that aren’t charging for onstreet parking?

  • Kudos to John Murphy, Scott Wiener and Sean Elsbernd for getting the weekend bullets started.

  • Yes, definitely kudos–thank you, thank you!  Next step, get weekend ridership up by offering discount family passes so people will take the train to the city instead of the minivan.

  • mikesonn

    Karen, that is HUGE. There needs to be a family pass of some sort.

    Also, I would like to see a little bit better hours on the bullets (or add two in each direction, one earlier and one later). 

  • 🙂 

  • mikesonn

    Thank you! Caltrain will listen, but you helped the ridership speak loud enough for them to hear.