Today’s Headlines

  • SF Considers Tearing Down Portion of 280 for HSR Route (SF Examiner)
  • Former Supes Urge Ed Lee to Run for Mayor (SF Gate, Bay Citizen)
  • Two Trains Malfunction Creating Evening Delays on Muni Metro (SF Examiner)
  • Burlingame Funds Hotel Shuttle Buses to Shopping Districts (SF Examiner)
  • Cyclist Hurt After Being Hit by Driver at Amgen Tour (BCN via SF Examiner)
  • Legislation Would Make it Easier to Challenge Red-Light Camera Tickets (Roadshow)
  • BART’s 302 Ticket Machines Now Work for Clipper Cards (BCN via SF Appeal)
  • SMART Requests $82 Million from MTC, Critics “Crying Foul” (Marin IJ)
  • “Blowback” to LA Times’ Editorial on High Speed Rail (LAT via Sblog LA)
  • Randy Shaw Likes John King’s New Book (Beyond Chron)
  • Portland Completes Its First “Real” Cycletrack (Bike Portland)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • mikesonn

    The only reason 280 is there is ecause they were allowed to put those supports on the rail ROW. The lease is up and the future is here, rail trumps highways. Not to mention that 280 turns both 4th and Kings streets into pseudo freeways on the approaching blocks. I’m sick of leaving the Caltrain station being nearly picked off by cars going 50-60 mph and accelerating – eyes on the freeway and not looking for pedestrians or cyclists all around them.

    Since I’m ranting, maybe this will also force the issue on addressing the sh%t pile that the 4th/King intersection is. Muni continually is forced to wait through multiple light cycles as private autos are given priority. If we are going to have the CS, this needs to be addressed sooner than later.

  • Anonymous
  • Anonymous

    Boy would tearing down 280 make “fixing that intersection” a pretty simple problem…

  • GoGregorio

     It’s not even that much freeway, either.  Just a few blocks, and with 101 so close, I don’t see any reason why they shouldn’t tear it down.  I’m interested in seeing the cost estimates for the three proposed plans.

  • Congratulations to Portland on their new cycletrack!  It looks great.

  • Elias Zamaria

    I hope that 280 article is for real. Does anyone here remember this:

    http://sf.streetsblog.org/2009/04/01/mayor-newsom-caltrans-announce-plans-to-remove-portions-of-i-280/

  • Anonymous

    Hearing of the possibility of tearing down 280 made my day! That would be huge progress towards taking our city back from the unsustainable urban-planning mess that we creating in the 50s-70s. I totally agree with mikesonn: 280 just turns that whole are around the Caltrain/MUNI station — which should be centered around pedestrians and public transit — into basically an on-ramp for the freeway. And those annoying, enormous, freeway-like feeder streets need to be transformed. Plus: what a god damned eyesore an ugly elevated freeway is in an area that is trying to redevelop into something more livable.

    Rip 280 down! Somebody should start a Facebook group with this goal ….

  • mikesonn

    Thank you John. Hopefully their pull can make a change.

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