Today’s Headlines

  • Port Commission Considers Part-Time Parking Lot On Plaza Behind Ferry Building (Business Times)
  • New Round of “Better Market Street” Public Meetings to Be Announced for Late July (Curbed)
  • More on Sup. Wiener’s CEQA Appeal Reform Legislation (SF Examiner 12, SFBG)
  • SFMTA’s Sidewalk Parking Crackdown in Bayview Driven By Neighborhood Group (Potrero View)
  • BART Considers Cutting Fare Surcharge for SFO Employees (SF Examiner)
  • SFMTA Refused to Foot the Bill for Illegitimate Central Subway Consultant Expenses (Potrero View)
  • Car-Free Saturdays Return to JFK Drive in Golden Gate Park This Week (Richmond SF)
  • A Look at Marin County’s Proposal to Launch Bike-Share (Vibrant Bay Area)
  • Three-Foot Bike Passing Bill is Back: This Time With More Liability Measures (Cyclelicious)
  • Bill to Improve Caltrans Transparency Passes State Senate Committee (CoCo Times)
  • UCSF’s Vision For Its Bright Future in Mission Bay Includes 1,544 New Parking Spaces (Potrero View)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Regarding that plaza behind the Ferry Building: people aren’t using it precisely because its poorly-designed, just an expanse of concrete blacktop. How about just redesigning the plaza with lots of interesting features (e.g., movable chairs, benches, trees/landscaping, etc.) and just forget the parking. I guarantee a parking lot will only make this beautiful piece of land even more unattractive.

  • mikesonn

    Exactly.

  • mikesonn

    Car-free GGP ALL THE TIME!

  • Sprague

    Great news that BART is considering eliminating the airport surcharge for SFO employees. For too long, this surcharge has been encouraging many airport employees to drive (free parking beckons) and to not consider transit an affordable or viable option to get to work.

  • Orr Pickaname

    On Google Maps it looks like it’s already a de facto parking lot: http://goo.gl/maps/sK4od

  • I always thought it was a parking lot…

  • I would wager SFO has been pushing on this for a long time, and finally just told BART “look, we’ll pay”. I am told (by SFO employees) that the SFO director really wants to limit private vehicles coming into the airport by employees. The bike lanes at the airport sprung mostly for employee use (but are heavily used by commuters passing through) and SFO quickly took feedback from cyclists and fixed numerous issues.

    At that meeting the people from SFO told me that the director was planning an airport bike share program to try to get employees to cycle between various outbuildings for meetings.

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  • mikesonn

    First rule: don’t link to SFCitizen.