Today’s Headlines

  • CA Assembly Approves $4.5B HSR Bonds, Today’s Senate Vote Critical (SacBee, MercCBS 5)
  • N-Judah to Shut Down, J-Church Disrupted for Four More Weekends (City Insider)
  • Muni Lines Disrupted by Overhead Wire Problems, Suspicious Package (CBS 5)
  • Man Trips, Gets Arm Run Over by Muni Bus in Outer Richmond (SFGate)
  • Marina Times: SF Should “Learn From Davis” by Cracking Down on Bicyclists
  • Sunday Streets to Return to Dogpatch/Bayview on July 22 (Dogpatch Howler)
  • Community Beautification Projects Get Grants, Including Mission Market Plaza (SF Examiner)
  • Motorcyclist Dies in Crash on Park Presidio Motorway (BCN via SF Appeal)
  • Oakland Hit-and-Run Driver May Have Intentionally Killed Bicyclist (KTVU 2)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Ted King

    $4.5M HSR Bonds s/b $4.5B HSR Bonds (per the CBS 5 link). The other two links have other numbers also in the billions.

  • Woops, my bad, thanks.

  • Anonymous

    You misrepresented the Marina Times article. Nowhere does the author suggest that Davis licenses bicycles.

  • mikesonn

    No, but still a bunch of drivel.

  • You’re right, that was a bit sloppy of me. I apologize and changed it. However, the contents of her argument are under the purview of what practices we can take from Davis, and, theoretically, other cities. But then she lops in bicycle licensing, which has been successful nowhere, and is typically not even attempted once it’s actually thought through. Check out this piece: http://www.copenhagenize.com/2010/03/folly-of-bicycle-licences.html

  • mikesonn

    Plus, I think Susan missed a couple stereotypes in her anecdotal evidence:

    ” I stepped into a crosswalk on Page Street and was nearly mowed down by a helmetless, headphone-wearing cyclist who ran a stop sign. I yelled at him about following the law and he flipped me off without even looking back as he blew through another stop sign.”

  • voltairesmistress

    I ride slowly and carefully.  Youngsters sometimes encourage me when I’m winded going up a long hill.  In other words, hardly the scary speedy cyclist stereotype.  I try always to observe everyone else’s right of way and ride as defensively as possible.  But I’m also pretty confident on two wheels, having ridden for 43 years, since the age of 7.  I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve exchanged angry words with anyone while riding over forty-three years or riding.  And yet . . . perhaps due to the recent news coverage of cyclists “blowing through stop signs”, I’ve heard pedestrians yelling at me twice in the past month. Their perceptions of danger or illegality from me completely out of touch with reality, at least as I perceive it.  I think there is a lot damage done to bicycling,  not just by a few dangerous cyclists, but by a non-riding population that tolerates all sorts of pedestrian and motorist indiscretions but goes ape over seeing a bicyclist on the street rolling through a stop sign when she has the right of way.

ALSO ON STREETSBLOG

Today’s Headlines

|
SFPD Chief Greg Suhr Helps Bicyclist Who Apparently Ran Into Car (Mercury News, SFGate) SFMTA Developing Policy for Removing Troublesome Muni Shelters (SF Examiner) N-Judah Becomes Most Frequently-Troubled Muni Line (SF Examiner) Spain’s High-Speed Rail System Offers Lessons for California (SacBee) Op-Ed: BART, High-Speed Rail “Lack Credibility” (CoCo Times) Transit Agencies Struggle to Accommodate Increasing Girth of […]

Today’s Headlines

|
DA Charges Bicyclist With Felony Vehicular Manslaughter for Castro Pedestrian Death (SFGate, ABC 7) Fire Near West Oakland BART Shuts Down Transbay Service (SFGate, BCN via CBS 5) SFWeekly Compares Muni’s High Vehicle Failure Rate to Other Agencies MTC Commissioners Split on Free Muni for Youth Funding (SF Examiner) Hit-And-Run Driver Who Struck Penngrove Cyclist Charged With Felony (CBS 5, Press Democrat) Castro […]

Today’s Headlines

|
Muni Used Other Ways to Fudge On-Time Performance Reports, Records Show (Bay Citizen) With Caltrain Electrification Funds Pledged, CAHSR More Likely to Move Forward (Mercury News) Number of Disabled Parking Placards Doubles in SF, Misuse Common (SFGate) Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Bicyclist in Oakland (CBS 5) 8X, 91 Owl Buses Rerouted Around Central Subway Construction (Central […]

Today’s Headlines

|
SF Examiner Rips on Hyperbolic Media Coverage Around Rare Bike-Pedestrian Deaths Drunk Driver Who Injured Philadelphia Boy Sentenced to Year in Jail (SFGate, ABC 7, CBS 5) Muni Switchbacks Down 30 Percent Since January (SF Examiner) Mission Local Details TEP Proposals for 14-Mission and 22-Fillmore in Inner Mission Parking Confusion Continues on JFK Protected Bike Lanes (Change Your Life Ride a […]

Today’s Headlines

|
Driver Who Killed SJ Woman in Hit-and-Run Also Facing DUI Charges (CBS SF) Drunk Driver Who Injured 5 People Sentenced to 15 Years in Prison (Mercury News) BART, Muni Beef Up Security in Light of Bin Laden Death (SF Gate) “Heightened Caution Slows Bay Area Transit” (SF Examiner) Caltrain Ridership Increases While On-Time Performance is […]

Today’s Headlines

|
SFPark Potrero/Dogpatch Plans to Undergo Reappraisal After Outcry (City Insider) Driver Injures Two Pedestrians on the Embarcadero (BCN via SF Appeal) SF Rec and Parks Dept. Launches Free Shuttle Rides in Golden Gate Park (CBS 5) Private Shuttles May Share Muni Bus Stops (CBS 5) More on East Bay Bus Rapid Transit (CoCo Times) Governor […]