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BART's Hayward shop. Photo: Streetsblog.

BART Makes Some Progress on Noise

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BART has been busy reshaping its wheels as part of a strategy to reduce the system’s notorious howl. Initial results show it’s working. “The new, reduced-contact wheel profile has shown as much as a 15 dB decrease in interior noise on the current fleet” wrote the transit operator in a release put out today. “By […]

Today’s Headlines

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Van Ness Bus Project Over Budget, Delayed (SFExaminer) Working on BART’s Noise Problem (EastBayTimes) More on SF’s Homeless Plans (SFExaminer) Howard Street Swivel Lamps Removed (Curbed) New SoMa Mural (Hoodline) LuckyDuck Combines Cycling, Coffee and Community (Hoodline) GOP Spars With Business to Beat Back Gas Tax (SFChron) California’s Proposed Internal Combustion Engine Ban (Forbes) Bridge […]
EPA's map of air quality for the Bay Area today

Don’t Bike Until the Air Clears

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Government officials are warning people to avoid outdoor activities (see above map) due to particulates in the air. The media is full of reports and interviews with experts about the hazards of breathing the smoke. Many schools are closed. The San Francisco Bicycle Coalition has cancelled or postponed several outdoor events, including its pop-up outreach, […]