Today’s Headlines

  • Pedestrian Killed by Driver in Duboce Triangle Intersection (SF Gate, BCN via Appeal)
  • City Officials “Launch Counteroffensive” on Central Subway (SF Gate, BCN via Appeal)
  • Central Subway “a Division Point for Mayoral Candidates” (SF Examiner)
  • More Q&A with the Mayoral Candidates About Muni from Muni Diaries
  • SPUR’s Ideas to Fund City Parks Include Charging for Parking (SF Gate)
  • “Political Backing” for California High-Speed Rail “Fading Fast” (LA Times)
  • Redwood City Wants to Build “Last Great Downtown on the Peninsula” (Daily News)
  • Witnesses Sought in Crash That Injured Santa Rosa Pedestrian (Press Democrat)
  • Parklets Sprouting Up in Vancouver (The Dirt)
  • Sunday Streets Returns to NOPA, Western Addition This Weekend (BIKE NOPA)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

 

  • mikesonn

    Re CS:

    “The questions addressed in the (Grand Jury) report have been asked repeatedly,” Funghi said. “It’s good to ask, but they’ve been answered. It’s time to move on.”

    Your answers suck so the questions will keep getting asked.

  • mikesonn

    “But city officials say it will serve the densest and most transit-dependent part of the city, replacing the slow-moving 30-Stockton bus line with a light-rail subway that will connect Chinatown with downtown, South of Market and (incorporating the T-Third line) run out Third Street to Visitacion Valley.”

    The 30 had a good run. Too bad for Marina, Russian Hill, North Beach.

  • Grego

    It’s as though they think people are saying “no!  We shouldn’t have fast transit in this corridor!”  Their only argument seems to be “we have to do something!”  But whenever it’s pointed out that there are flaws with this exact something, they act as if you think Stockton should be just as it is forever.

  • Anonymous

    Redwood City’s downtown redevelopment plan will impact construction of a four-track Caltrain/High Speed Rail station: http://caltrain-hsr.blogspot.com/2011/09/development-oriented-transit-again.html

  • mikesonn

    Bryan, can you fix the RWC link to the Daily News? Thanks.

  • If anything is “racist”, it’s that Union Square merchants are getting a station that will be of marginal value, at the cost of a direct connection at Powell that would service Chinatown residents and shoppers from the Western part of the City who currently transfer to the 30 at Powell, from both BART and MUNI.

  • mikesonn

    Shh, murph. People are getting rich here, nothing to see.

  • mikesonn

    Herrera’s stance on Central Subway.

  • icarus12

    I wish city politicians would look a bit harder at charging for parking in the eastern portion of Golden Gate Park.  On weekdays it’s a de facto parking lot for St. Mary’s Hospital and UCSF. On weekends, it’s jammed from early to late.  I can’t find a spot in it and opt for the western half.  I’d surely be willing to pay for parking when not already biking to the park.  But it’s stupid to have parking spots taken for half the day or more by people who would pay for the convenience.  And it would free up spots for the convenience of others.  And it would reduce car traffic in the park too — a huge plus for everybody.