Today’s Headlines

  • Shuttle Bus Driver Injures 10-Year-Old Girl at Market and Battery (BCN via SF Appeal)
  • Woman Injured By Car Driver at California and Drumm (BCN via SF Appeal)
  • More on MTC Vote Denying Funding for Free Muni For Low-Income Youth (SF ExaminerSFGate)
  • Ferry Building Owners Sue 8 Washington: Not Enough Parking During Construction (SF Examiner)
  • SFMTA May Expand Parking Ticket Camera Program to Street Sweepers (SF Examiner)
  • Antonio Villaraigosa Sits Down With Streetsblog LA to Discuss His City’s Evolving Transpo System
  • Excavation Underway at Transbay Transit Center (ABC 7)
  • BART Adds Mission Stop to Proposed SF-East Bay Late Night Bus Program (Mission Local)
  • BART Blames Broken Mission St. Escalator on Faulty Weight Sensor (Mission Local)
  • …While It Has Messier Escalator Issues to Deal With at Other Stations (SFGate)
  • SUV Driver Hits Cable Car at Union Square, Crew Members Injured (ABC 7CBS 5)
  • El Camino Real BRT Plan Scaled Back After City Opposition (Cyclelicious)

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  • SteveS

    Why doesn’t BART just install the roll-up security grilles over the whole top opening of the escalator wells instead of at the bottom?

  • Jimmy

    A simple cost-effective solution to the problem — you must be new to San Francisco politics, SteveS.

  • Anonymous

    I’m guessing that horizontal rolling doors would be really hard to maintain.

    Maybe just some simple gates, 5 or 6 feet tall: not 100% effective, but would probably make it too inconvenient for most people looking for a toilet.

    For 16th St. in particular, though, I think the solution is obvious: just build over the plaza. Add storefronts, and uses above as well, with the BART entrance on the corner. Then you can close the gates easily at night, plus BART can probably even make money. This type of arrangement exists in subways all over the world, and it works well.

  • Davistrain

    When BART was originally built, I think there may have been suggestions about roll-up gates, but the architects probably complained that such security measures would spoil the looks of their aesthethic creations.  Of course now their creations are spoiled in ways that architects usually don’t think about.
    It seems like a large number of San Franciscans deplore the hordes of “winos and weirdos” that infest their town; one wonders why the politicians listen to advocates for the “residentially challenged” (who probably live in nice dwellings and eat well) rather than the taxpayers who cover their paychecks.  Maybe someone should run for supervisor on a “bring back the County Poor Farm and vagrancy laws” platform.

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