Today’s Headlines

  • All Muni Metro Service Shut Down Monday by Blown Transformer (SFGateSFExamABC)
  • Woman in Wheelchair Hit, Critically Injured by F-Market Streetcar (CoCoTimes)
  • SFMTA Board to Vote on Free Muni for Low-Income Youth Today (SFExam)
  • As Sunday Parking Meter Enforcement Approaches, Some Concerned About Outdated Meters (SFExam)
  • Efforts to Reform CEQA at Local and State Level Face Challenges
  • Weekend Rains Recreated Historical Creek Through the Mission (Uptown Almanac)
  • Final, Refurbished 1070-Class Streetcar Goes Into Service on Lower Market (Streetcar.org)
  • Police Identify Man Found Dead Saturday on Mission Rock Muni Platform (SFWeeklyCBS)
  • San Jose Driver on Trial Blames Brain Cyst for Multiple Hit-Run Fatalities (Merc)
  • Giant Sinkhole Collapses Road in Lafayette (CoCoTimesKRON)
  • San Jose’s Grade-Separated Bike Paths Prone to Flooding (Cyclelicious)

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  • mikesonn

    Phil Matier’s “coverage” of the North Beach “new extension” to the Central Subway.

    http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/video/8027013-sf-muni-considering-central-subway-expansion-into-north-beach/

    First of all, this has ALWAYS been the plan. Hell, they even sold the Central Subway as having a stop in North Beach through their misleading maps. I often talk to people on the street or on the 30/45 and they are blown away that the CS is stopping way south at Washington, most assume it was going to North Beach.

    Second, you are standing on Grant Ave in Chinatown, not Stockton where the Subway actually will be, Phil. Come on buddy, get it together.

    Also, where does Phil get $500m to $1b for the North Beach stop?

  • Timothy Mallon

    The recent flooding brought  one nice thing: closure of the southbound lanes of the Great Highway. Sunday afternoon there were people out walking, jogging and bicycling between Lincoln and Sloat. Kind of an improvised Sunday Streets.

    Only downside: thinking about just how terrible Great Highway  is the rest of the time.

  • I believe the China Basin and Mission Rock stories are the same thing.

  • It does look like that, upon second look. I removed the China Basin article.

  • Melvintodd

    Sounds like he just took the current per mile cost of the Central Subway and multiplied it by the distance to get to Washington Square from the current terminal, plus or minus an arbitrary buffer.

  • mikesonn

    Possibly, but if the current plans “extension” of the tracks went another two blocks, then there would be enough “track/tunnel” to accommodate a station at North Beach so the cost would pretty much only be station building, not track building.

    Either way, I’d love to see any, even if very high level, estimates on the cost and timeframe for a North Beach station. You’d have to put it at 15-20 years out, at least.

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