Today’s Headlines

  • Supervisor Wiener Calls Hearing on Reducing Double Parking (CBS, KTVU)
  • Cabbies Protest Rideshare Services (CBS), CPUC Proposes Regulations (SFGateCoCo Times)
  • Second BART Strike Could Come With Same Bus Service, More Travelers (Mercury, CBS)
  • Little Progress in Negotiations (SF Examiner, ABC), But at Least the Negotiator’s Back (KTVU)
  • BART Tells T-Shirt Maker to Stop Using Its Brand (SF Weekly)
  • Photo: Parklet Going in at Third and Clement in the Inner Richmond (Richmond SF)
  • ABC Looks at the Quality of Megabus Service to Los Angeles
  • Transbay Transit Center’s $300M Not as Bad as it Sounds, Relatively Speaking (SF Magazine)
  • Sunnyvale to Replace Car Parking With Bike Lanes on Stretch of El Camino Real (Cyclelicious)
  • Palo Alto Looks at Widening Sidewalks on El Camino Real and Other Streets (Mercury News)
  • SamTrans to Use $10 Million in Measure A Funds for Paratransit Service (SF Examiner)
  • Vibrant Bay Area Parses Out Anti-Development Sentiment in Marin County

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Anonymous

    Road raging driver runs over cyclist, then drives away, leaving cyclist in the road with multiple broken bones.

    http://www.pressdemocrat.com/article/20130730/articles/130739953?title=Driver-arrested,-cyclist-hospitalized-in-Santa-Rosa-road-rage-incident-

    FYI – Santa Rosa just passed a vulnerable users ordinance that could apply here. Would allow the victim to go after treble damages in Civil Court. Not that a 22 year old has the cash to cover such damages.

  • Anonymous

    Regarding Wiener and the Double Parking issue. I think he opens up pandora’s box when he tries to increase the fine. $110 is already steep enough to be a deterrent – *if* the tickets are written, but any talk of increasing the value of a ticket always brings out the Sebra Leaves of the world. Instead, keep the focus on drastically increasing enforcement.

    Caveat – triple the ticket for commercial vehicles. Make it really painful for FedEx and UPS to keep on using tickets as a “cost of doing business”.

  • mikesonn

    Exactly!

  • Agreed. DC’s urbanist lobby wants to lower ticket fines but increase enforcement. IIRC, they’re drawing on studies that shows consistency of fining, not gravity of the fines, works better at altering behavior.

  • Anonymous

    There are also studies that show that if the fine is higher, then enforcement slides because the ticketing officers feel worse about writing the more expensive tickets.

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