Today’s Headlines

  • In Bay Area, Young Cyclists Face Highest Crash Risk (Bay Citizen)
  • Caltrain Board Approves Full-Service Budget for the Year (SM JournalMercury News)
  • Muni Passenger Vomits on Train, Operator Doesn’t Stop (BCN via SF Examiner, CBS 5)
  • Ped Task Force Unveils West Oakland Neighborhood Streets Safety Model (Living in the O)
  • Roadshow: Pedestrian Safety Report Gives Bay Area Mixed Reviews (Mercury News)
  • Windsor Pickup Driver Hits Two High School Students on Bikes (Press Democrat)
  • Bill Approved by State Senate Lets Counties Raise Vehicle License Fees (AP via SF Examiner)
  • Man Killed by Amtrak Train Near Oakland’s Jack London Square (CBS 5)
  • San Jose Likely Raising Downtown Parking Garage Rates (Mercury News)
  • New Parklet Going in on Valencia Street at 22nd (Mission Mission)
  • Fundraiser This Weekend for Farm:Table Parklet (The Tender)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Nick

    Re: Young Cyclists Most at Risk

    If America designed bikeways for average citizens, these younger cyclists would have a model of behavior to follow. All they have now are the daredevils in streets that are free for alls.

  • The young cyclist article, and the officer quoted, are flat out wrong about cycling in crosswalks, which is explicitly legal in California. I wish police officers took the time to review the law before being quoted in a national newspaper (the article ran in the NYT)

    I emailed the writer and hope to get a correction.

    For those interested, the section of code that explicitly allows sidewalk riding is:
    item g.

  • mikesonn

    “In a region filled with thousands of adult cyclists, including daredevils who barrel through congested cities at high speeds”

    Saying nothing about the tens of thousands of adult drivers who barrel through congested cities at high speeds in 2 ton vehicles.

  • Bob Davis

    Ah, but whether we like it or not, driving a car is considered “normal” by most Americans, while bicycling is done by a relatively small minority.  Things are changing slowly, and as my “lost generation” ages out, a more sustainable system will emerge, but it will take time.


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Muni Service on K, L, M Lines Down Yesterday Afternoon Until This Morning (SFGate, CBS 5) Muni Wires at Market and Van Ness Taken Down By Semi Truck (BCN via SF Appeal) Want to Try Your Hand At Running Muni? (HuffPo) Embarcadero Bike Death Plea Delayed to Allow Victim’s Husband to Speak in Court (SF […]

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BART’s Top-Scoring Bidder For New Train Car Contract Under Scrutiny (Bay Citizen, SF Examiner) SFMTA Agrees to Make Muni Metro Safety Upgrades Urged by CPUC (SF Examiner, SFGate) Silicon Valley Leaders: Voters Put BART Extension On the Right Track (SFGate) Mayor Lee Touts Progress on Central Subway at Chinatown Station Event (CBS 5, City Insider) Stats Show BART Is Not Delayed […]

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Some Drivers Still Unaware Parking Meters Are Enforced on Labor Day (SFGate) Motorcyclist Dies in Solo Crash on Kezar Drive in Golden Gate Park (BCN via SF Examiner) Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition Introduces Bicyclist Anti-Harassment Ordinance (Press Democrat) Berkeley to Crack Down on Abuse of Disabled Parking Placards (CBS 5) North Berkeley Merchants Want Parklets […]

Today’s Headlines

CAHSRA Approves New Plan, But Needs OK From State Legislature (SFGate, Mercury News) Muni Skips Routes to Save Overtime (Bay Citizen) Death of Cycling Father and Daughter Shakes Car-Centric Concord (Bay Citizen) Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Bicyclist in Richmond Still at Large (KTVU, CBS 5) SF Cyclists Say Deadly Crash Shouldn’t Define City’s Bike Community (CBS […]

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Rampant Sidewalk Parking Goes Unenforced in Bayview (SFGate) Man Critically Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver at Market and Sanchez (SF Weekly, SF Examiner) Muni Keeping Controversial Bus Ads, Donating Proceeds to Human Rights Group (CBS 5, KQED) SFMTA, Supe Mar to Host Public Meeting on New 5-Fulton Limited Line (Richmond Blog) Driver Hit Motorcyclist at North Beach Central […]