Today’s Headlines

  • More on Nat Ford’s Departure from SF Examiner, BCN via SF Appeal, KTVU
  • Chron Op-Ed: “CPMC Must Pay Its Fair Share to Get New Hospital”
  • Hit-and-Run Suspect Pleads Guilty in Death of Martinez Bicyclist (Mercury News)
  • Suspected Drunken Driver Runs Down Group of L.A. Cyclists, 11 Hurt (MSNBC)
  • Seniors Protest Dangerous San Francisco Intersection (Bay Citizen)
  • Ken Garcia: Presidio Affordable Housing “Development Conflict Heightens”
  • Burlingame Looks to Revamp Its Downtown Area (SF Examiner)
  • 14-year-old Steals Aunt’s Car, Crashes Into Gateway in Marin City (Marin IJ)
  • Market Street Railway Launches Live F-Line Map
  • SMART Will Confer with Land Owners on Rail Crossings (Press Democrat)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • I mentioned this on another thread, but since I don’t think this has been covered yet on Streetsblog, I want to highlight it here, too.  An excellent source of demographic data on San Francisco (click on San Francisco Neighborhoods
    Socioeconomic Profiles):

    http://www.sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=2719&recordid=31&returnURL=%2findex.aspx

    It contains a gold mine of demographic information, all broken down
    by San Francisco neighborhood, including how many households own cars
    and how many do not, how many cars per capita, and the method of
    transportation people use to get to work. The data is from 2005-2009.

    An
    interesting tidbit:  In Chinatown, there are 6720 households, 1310 of
    which own vehicles, and 5410 of which own no vehicles.  A full 41% of
    the population of Chinatown walks to work. (No statistics are recorded
    about shopping or other activities.) Another 31% takes transit. Seems like an excellent argument for some pedestrian-only (Grant?) and transit-only (Stockton?) streets.

    Downtown Civic Center:  21,570 households. Households with no vehicle, 17,620. Of the 17590 people in this neighborhood who work, only 12% commute to work by car. 47% take transit, 3% bike and 29% walk. 

    A report worth digging through.

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