Today’s Headlines

  • Community Meeting Held on Plans to Redesign Fisherman’s Wharf (SFGate)
  • More on San Francisco’s ITDP Sustainable Transportation Award (SF Examiner, Examiner.com)
  • GJEL: More Taxis in San Francisco Equals Fewer Cars, Safer Streets
  • Pedestrian Killed in Union City Hit-and-Run Identified (Mercury News)
  • Authorities ID Fremont Couple Killed in Car Crash Monday (Mercury News)
  • Santa Rosa Eighth-Grader Hit by Driver in Crosswalk, Escapes Serious Injury (Press Democrat)
  • Parents Drop Suit Against City, Driver in Girl’s Rohnert Park Crosswalk Death (Press Democrat)
  • SMART Repeal Backers Unsure if Signature Threshold Will Be Met (Press Democrat)
  • What’s the Best Way To Get People On to Mass Transit? Make it pleasant? Or make it efficient? (Slate)
More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill
  • Peapod mom

    That poor family of the girl killed in Rohnert Park had to forfeit its rights to damages for financial reasons. What is wrong with our society??? I will never set foot in Rohnert Park as long as I live.

  • http://www.paloaltoonline.com/news/show_story.php?id=24094

    Caltrain wants to try to get a tax measure passed and is kicking off the campaign with a fare increase.

  • And meanwhile the driver, who it should be noted was texting while committing murder, served a measly 5 day sentence. At a minimum she ought to have her driver’s license revoked for life.

  • mikesonn

    I guess it’s better late than never, but Caltrain is, as you mentioned, really f’ing this up.

  • mikesonn

    This is even worse:
    A Rohnert Park Public Safety Department report that found Ling Murray at fault also influenced their decision, Murrady said.
    “The police basically said my wife and daughter jumped out in front of the driver,” Murray said. “You’ve got to be kidding me, even after the driver admitted the texting?”

  • PHB

    A counterpoint to the idea embraced by Wiener and the MTA that taxis are “a form of transit” that reduces congestion:

    http://www.streetsblog.org/2012/01/20/komanoff-2000-new-cabs-will-add-as-much-traffic-as-80000-private-cars/

  • Abe

    Thank you for that!
    Although traffic might be prettier if all the cars were suddenly yellow, I doubt very much that there would be any less of it.
    I sometimes think that Sup. Wiener is just trying to free up more parking for himself.