Today’s Headlines

  • Taxi Driver Hits Pedestrian at Market and Stockton Streets (SF Examiner, BCN via Appeal)
  • Secret to a Long, Healthy Life: Bike to the Store (NPR)
  • San Francisco Magazine Tells the Story of the City’s Bike Movement
  • Infographic Maps Bay Area Bike Thefts Based on Craigslist Ads (Mission Mission)
  • SF Public Press Mayoral Candidate Muni Series: Dennis Herrera
  • BART Board to Hold Walnut Creek Workshop on Tax Measure, Fare Increases (Coco Times)
  • Sacramento May Use Parking Revenue to Fund Sports Arena (SacBee)
  • Before You Say California High-Speed Rail Is Too Expensive, Consider the Alternative (BizJournal)
  • Van Driver Hits Pair of Puppies at Harrison and 20th (Mission Mission)
More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill
  • mikesonn

    #occupyoakland participant hit by a driver. Driver was able to drive away from the scene without a citation.

    Video (graphic): http://www.kirotv.com/videos/news/raw-video-occupy-oakland-protester-hit-by-car/vD4wS/

  • Apparently, the police even escorted the driver to “safety”

  • Anonymous

    Wow, didn’t realize there was a video of it. That is insane. It is nuts that anybody thinks the punishment for some idiot banging on somebody’s car means that they need to be seriously injured with such violence. What kind of supposedly just system thinks this is the appropriate response for the motorist? Oh wait, I know: one with an addiction (to cars) problem. The almighty car drivers must never have their convenience at all diminished, and if you choose to do so, then be prepared to be maimed or die.

    Any follow-up on this story anywhere?

  • mikesonn

    No follow up really, but we’ll see if this actually happens:

    Officers gathered information from the driver and witnesses, and now the Oakland Police Department will handle the investigation, Hartwig said.
    “It was a pretty volatile situation,” he said. “There is no arrest at this time, but that do0esn’t mean there won’t be if there’s a need for an arrest.”

    Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/11/02/BA5G1LQ06S.DTL#ixzz1cgPY25C9

  • The Greasybear

    *Two* were injured by the agressive motorist who faces no punishment for deliberately hitting the first victim. Beloved are the crimes of the motorist…

  • Davistrain

    Banging on someone’s car is (to many drivers) equivalent to assault and battery on the driver himself (or herself).   One thinks of the mythical creature, the Centaur, or a cowboy and his horse.  I realize that to non-automotive people this mindset is “weird” or even “sick”, but this is the way many Americans are.

  • mikesonn

    Bumping into someone’s legs is (to many pedestrians) equivalent to assault and battery on the pedestrian himself (or herself).   One thinks of the mythical creature, the Centaur, or a cowboy and his horse.  I realize that to automotive people this mindset is “weird” or even “sick”, but this is the way many pedestrians are.