Today’s Headlines

  • Central Subway Work Begins in North Beach Despite Lawsuit (ABC 7)
  • SFPD: Crashes Which Killed Cappalla and Motorcyclist Were Preventable (SF Examiner)
  • BART to Fill Empty Board Seat with Temp Director Until November Election (SF Examiner)
  • Clipper to Charge Customers for Missed 2010 Payments  (SFGateCBS 5)
  • SFBG: Why are Residential Parking Permits So Cheap? (They’re Limited to Cost Recovery by State Law)
  • Man Killed by BART Train at Glen Park Station (SF ExaminerSFGate)
  • Driver With Suspended License Arrested in Hit-Run of San Rafael Pedestrian (MarinIJ)
  • Greenbrae Tow Truck Driver Injures Cyclist at Highway 101 Off-Ramp (MarinIJ)
  • Racing DUI Drivers Smash Into Saratoga Home, Damage Another With Boulder (BCN via CBS 5)
  • Napa to Overhaul VINE Bus Service, Aim to Double Ridership (Napa Valley Register)
  • Santa Clara VTA Solicits Comments on Bike Plan Update (SVBC)
  • Sacramento Disabled Parking Placard Abuse “Out of Control” (SacBee)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • mikesonn

    Tim Redmond should know that about RPP.

  • Re: your last headline.

    Disabled placard abuse is getting a lot of coverage in the Bee — and it is a problem — but the other big story about parking in Sacramento that Streetsblog readers ought to know about is that the city is actually moving to implement demand-based pricing in all of Downtown and Midtown. 

    The proposal includes extending meter hours in the central city (currently they end at 6 p.m.), expanding the residential parking permit program to prevent spillover parking in the neighborhoods, upgrading to the latest generation meters, creating a city parking app (similar to SFPark’s) and expanding the city’s management of private sector parking, among other things. The city council approved this strategy unanimously. It still faces final approval, but it’s clear that they get this stuff. 

    On the agenda for this Thursday’s Planning & Design Commission meeting is a report that includes a recommendation to remove parking minimums in the Central Business District, and a relaxation of parking minimums throughout Midtown.

    This is progress.