Today’s Headlines

  • Muni to Celebrate Centennial With Free Fares on December 28 (Muni DiariesSF Appeal)
  • More Details, Photos From Last Week’s NE Mission Parking Planning Meeting (Mission Local)
  • Caltrain Says It Can’t Afford to Install Wi-Fi, the Most Requested Amenity Among Riders (SFGate)
  • Costa Costra Times Editorial: MTC Staff Should be Held Accountable for New HQ Cost Overruns
  • More on BART’s Effort to Price Car Parking Based on Demand (SF Exam)
  • SFPD to Hold Teach Cyclists How to Avoid Getting Their Bikes Stolen (SF Weekly)
  • CA Lawmakers Had Personal Cars Repaired with Taxpayer Money (CBS)
  • San Jose Pedestrian Struck, Killed by SUV Driver in Hit-and-Run (Merc)
  • Woman Injured as Driver Crashes into Berkeley Liquor Store, Attempts to Flee (OakTribKTVU)
  • More on Berkeley Bike Commuter Killed in Shooting Tuesday (Berkeleyside)
  • Atherton Police Recommend No Charges for Speeding Driver Who Struck Pedestrians (Almanac)
  • Alameda Commissioners Look to Next Election After Measure B1 Loses in Recount (CoCo TimesEBX)
  • No Fixes to Millbrae’s Dangerous El Camino Real While Millions Paid to Victims’ Families (Bay Citizen)
  • Roadshow Asks Readers for Suggestions on Where to Spend $320M One Bay Area Grant Money

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • The 89 year old driver ought to have his license revoked.

  • My review of a car-free shopping excursion to the Emeryville Ikea:

    http://karenlynnallen.blogspot.com/2012/12/my-car-free-excursion-to-ikea.html

    Salient points:

    BART is a great transit resource. People who live within a ten minute walk of BART are going to be very, very happy about this in the coming decade.

    Buses stuffed to overflowing are terrible (and even dangerous) for shoppers.

    The 2.2 very flat miles between the MacArthur BART station and the Emeryville Ikea/Bay Street stores is an excellent candidate for bikeshare (assuming excellent bicycle infrastructure was also put in for those 2.2 miles.)

  • Anonymous

    Hi Aaron – Here are two more articles. 

    George Lucas & the Marin Community Foundation are moving forward with developing Grady Ranch for affordable housing.  While this is a laudable goal, building this sort of housing in a semi-rural area, 5 miles from the freeway and 7 miles from shopping/restaurants seems to be a bad idea (I didn’t check, but I am pretty sure the WalkScore for the area is 0 or close to it). Combined with the fact that the county is investing hundreds of millions in the SMART train, it would be much wiser to build infill housing close to transit:http://www.marinij.com/business/ci_22131407/marin-community-foundation-seeks-grady-ranch-housing-developersSecond, is a story of a woman killed by street racing in San Jose. The two “racers” received less than a year in jail.  Very sad, this sends a horrible message:http://www.mercurynews.com/crime-courts/ci_22125564/judge-sentences-street-racers-who-killed-woman-santa

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