Today’s Headlines

  • BART Officers Shoot, Kill Man at Civic Center Station (SF Examiner, SF Gate)
  • Santa Rosa Cyclist in Critical Condition After Being Hit By Driver (Press Democrat)
  • In NYC, Mail Truck Driver Kills Cyclist Marilyn Dershowitz, 68  (NY Daily News)
  • Advocates Question Auto Perks for Air District Employees (SF Examiner)
  • The Examiner Doesn’t Understand Why There’s No Free Parking on the 4th
  • Environmentalists, Developers “Clash” Over How to Deal with Rising Sea Levels (SF Exam)
  • Bombardier Cutting 1,400 UK Jobs After Siemens Lands Contract (The Independent)
  • N-Judah Chronicles Discovers a Muni Bus and Cable Car Simulator from Germany
  • Bike Improvements in Store for San Mateo (Bay Area News Group)
  • Nasty Collision at 6th and Harrison Involving Seven Vehicles; 10 Hurt (SF Gate)
  • Treasure Island Residents “Enjoy Solitude – For Now” (SF Gate)
  • Marin Transportation Authority to Reconsider SMART Funds (Marin IJ)
  • NY Times Asks Why NYC’s Cycling Gender Gap Persists, Ignores Data That Show It’s Shrinking

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Tony

    “The Examiner Doesn’t Understand Why There’s No Free Parking on the 4th”

    I like the comment from one irked motorist that there should be a revolt over this. Thanks Streetsblog for my laugh of the day.

  • “Marin Transportation Authority to Reconsider SMART Funds ”

    I’m actually really concerned about this.  All the press has been from RepealSMART, which has some fairly ridiculous claims about transit, and, with the tight vote, I’m hoping Marin doesn’t sink this ship.  What happened to the coalition that got the plan passed?  What happened to the environmentalists in Marin, the transit advocates?  Is this really such a toxic issue for them?

  • JamesF

    Tony, I think the point is that if a given Zone is generally free to park on Sundays and holidays, and most are, then it is somewhat mean-spirited to change that for one particular holiday and try and catch people out.

    If there’s an argument through excess demand to extend meter hours to Sundays and Holidays, then we should at least do it consistently and transparently.

  • mikesonn

    There are only three holidays (Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day) in which meters are not enforced. I think it would be in the city’s best interest to avoid confusion and enforce meters 365. Then there will be no charges of “mean-spirited” enforcement.

  • Anonymous

    First, it is the motorists responsibility to understand the rules. And with the internet, you can easily look up what holidays do not have enforced parking in SF (and for most people in the Bay Area, they can probably do this on the spot on their smart phone). It’s not hard to do, and if you can’t do it, then assume the worst and pay.

    Second, with the new SF Park meters, can’t they just say when they are free? Seems like that would solve any problems.