Today’s Headlines

  • SF Slides to Eighth Place in Bicycling Mag’s Bike-Friendly Cities Ranking (Examiner.com)
  • Mission Residents Lament Latest Ped Injury on 19th and Valencia Streets (CBS 5Mission Local)
  • CA Bike Coalition’s Dave Snyder: Senate Transpo Bill Would Preserve Vital Bike/Ped Funding (Sac Bee)
  • Tour Bus Operators Win Compromise Over Speakers, Face Tighter Loading Regulations (SF Examiner)
  • SF Ranks Third in Nation for Traffic Gridlock (SFGate, SF Examiner)
  • Muni Diaries Celebrates Muni’s Centennial With “100 Days, 100 Muni Stories”
  • Citations Going Up for Transit Lane Violators (Public Press)
  • Richmond Boy, 5, Killed by Minivan Driver (SFGateCBS 5)
  • Driver Strikes Two in Crosswalk in South SF, Blames Eclipse (AP via KTVU)
  • San Jose Man Killed by Driver Who Was Fleeing Police (Mercury News)
  • Stanford Residents Criticize Funds Used for Bay Trail Link, Hwy 101 Ped Bridge (Mercury News)
  • State Senate Approves Rules for Self-Driving Cars (Sac Bee)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • SteveS

    Warriors arena confirmed for pier 30/32, to be modeled on AT&T park model: 100% privately financed, almost no new parking.

    Very glad the city took a pass on a subsidized 49ers stadium that would have had thousands of parking spots and sat empty 95% of the year and ended up with this deal that provides a needed arena venue without any taxpayer money.

    http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2012/05/22/MNP41OK74T.DTL

  • mikesonn

    I wonder if this will spur Muni to actually use the signal prioritization equipment they have on the Embarcadero. I won’t hold be breath.

  • Finally, an app for the rest of us: http://boingboing.net/2012/05/21/crappy-parking-app-design-fict.html

  • SteveS

     From the press conference it sounds like they expect most people to just walk from Embarcadero BART; they mentioned that it is the same distance from Embarcadero BART to pier 30 as it is from Colisseum BART to the Oracle Arena (about 3/4 mile).

    Unless Muni can fix both the delays entering and exiting the portal and the signal timing, I predict this will indeed be the more popular option.

  • mikesonn

    Walking because 4th/King is a mess and Muni can’t get their trains out of the tunnel because of signaling. Failure all over the place.

  • This is a reason this arena should be celebrated by transit supporters. What you’ll get is more people who might not already be on the transit bandwagon being forced to use it and see what a mess it is. That means more people asking for improvements.

  • mikesonn
  • ““The Avenger didn’t stop and continued heading north. The victims pulled over at Vista Point and called the CHP, which tracked down the suspect car,” it continues.”

    I feel for that poor principal — imagine being trapped in an inebriated car!