Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Board Open to Free Muni for Youth with Outside Funding Source (SFGate)
  • Transportation 4 America Report: Bay Area Bridges in Bad Shape (CoCo TimesSF Examiner)
  • Driver Hits Man Crossing Street in South San Francisco (BCN via SF Examiner)
  • SFMTA Tweaking Service on N-Judah, J-Church, 28L, F-Market Lines (SF Examiner)
  • Road in Windsor Gets Green Bike Lanes (Press Democrat)
  • Bike and Pedestrian Bridge Open in Natomas (SacBee)
  • Caltrain Delayed by Argument Between Conductor and Bike Passenger (SF Examiner)
  • Amtrak Reports Record Ridership Along Capitol Corridor (CBS 5)
  • SMART Plan Called Into Question by State Election Officials (Marin IJ)
  • CA High-Speed Rail “Just Inching Along” (WSJ)
More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill
  • EL

    Streetsblog title:  “Driver Hits Man Crossing Street in South San Francisco”

    Examiner title: “Jaywalker struck, injured by car in South San Francisco”

    Minor difference, until you read the article and see that jaywalker was dressed in dark clothing and crossed the 200 block of Grand Avenue where there’s even a midblock crosswalk and bulb-outs.  Lucky to walk away with just a broken arm.

  • SeventhLaguna

    Let us not forget that “jaywalking” is a relatively new concept, only necessary to facilitate the free-flow of high volumes of fast auto traffic. I envision streets where one could cross anywhere. But, it’s just a dream for now…

    Here, yea, should’ve used the crosswalk. What I’m more concerned about is anonymous language. “Jaywalker” hit by “car”. Cars don’t hit things, people do. And is the jaywalker some new type of human I’m not familiar with? But there’s only so far you can get without getting too cumbersome with writing.