Today’s Headlines

  • Fell and Oak Bikeways Finally Go to SFMTA Board October 16 (SFBG)
  • Embarcadero Gets Trial Protected One-Way Bike Lane for America’s Cup This Weekend  (SFGate)
  • Bay Citizen: Central Freeway Continues to Make Market and Octavia City’s Most Dangerous Intersection
  • Woman on Bike Struck by Car Driver Near Panhandle at Fell and Ashbury Streets (SFGate)
  • EBX: Measure B1 Will Bring Local, State, Federal Transpo Dollars to Alameda County
  • Officials Suggest Using BART, Muni, Patience to Ease Weekend Event Traffic (SFGate)
  • BART Will Run Longer Trains to Deal With the Extra Crowds (BART.gov)
  • BART Adding Air Conditioning Capacity to Deal With Heat (SFWeeklyBART.gov)
  • Oakley Pedestrian Struck, Killed by Freight Train (CoCo Times)
  • Marin Students Celebrate Walk to School Day, Honor Classmate Killed in Crash (MarinIJ)
  • Work Underway on New Bay Bridge Oakland Touchdown (ABC)
  • BART Board Candidates Make Their Case for Dist. 7, 9  (SFExam) and Dist. 5 Seats (CoCo Times)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • mikesonn

    How many more people must needlessly be hurt on Fell/Oak before the city finally does something?

    Also, Caltrain isn’t adding any additional trains this weekend. There are two Giants games and a 49er game, if for no other reason, trains should be added. Also with the E-line… Peninsula folks aren’t going to drive to Daly City and BART in, they are going to drive right on up to SF and clog our streets and block Muni. I’m not leaving North Beach, probably can’t even if I wanted.

  • If you’re interested in what’s going on with world oil production and consumption, check out this post, “Per Capita Oil Consumption Is Dropping Like a Rock (in Some Countries).” In it I make predictions for who will consume what in 2015. (Spoiler: US per capita consumption will drop by 1/3rd.)

    http://karenlynnallen.blogspot.com/2012/10/per-capita-oil-consumption-is-dropping.html

  • America’s Cup 10/2-10/7
    Columbus Day Parade 10/7
    Fleet Week 10/4-10/7
    Castro Street Fair 10/7
    Hardly Strictly Bluegrass 10/5-10/7
    49ers 10/7
    Decompression 10/7
    Whatever Giants events
    maybe an A’s game and some big concerts in Oakland.
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  • HoJo

    Mike and Roy, isn’t part of the problem that there are just too many “events”? SF is something of a “theme park/tourist” town so perhaps putting on such exhibitions is part of our ethos. But it seems like almost every week-end from May 1 to October 31, there is this and that and the other which, all added up, means that I can’t get to where I am going.

    The closest analogy I can think of is colonial williamsburg, where they’ve just given up on it being a place that functions at all, and it’s just a theme park. As businesses flock to other counties, and as people flee SF because of high home prices, is that the real model for the future?

  • mikesonn

    You have a much different view of SF than myself. Why is where you going so much more important than events happening in the city?

    Mostly it was just really poor planning. There is zero reason Fleet week and America’s Cup should be at the same time, they are both at Marina Green. I bet it has something to do with Oracle week and Larry wanting to show off his toys and Fleet Week is always the first weekend of Oct.

    I enjoy our city and during the summer, like all major cities, we host events. Milwaukee is known for their weekend festivals that begin at first snow melt and continue ALL summer long. Is MKE just a theme park? And people aren’t fleeing the city, that’s why home prices are high.