Today’s Headlines

  • SFPD Tickets “Jaywalking” Pedestrian Hit by Driver at Geary and Gough (SF Examiner, ABC)
  • Taxi Drivers Protest Outside CPUC Office to Call for Stricter Regulations for Ride-Share Drivers (SFBG)
  • Woman in Bayview Uses Car as Weapon Against Security Guard (SF Examiner)
  • When the Hunt for Free Parking Turns Sour (Bold Italic)
  • Woman Falls on Tracks at Montgomery BART Station, Causing Systemwide Delays (SF Examiner)
  • BART Train Removed For Cleaning After Bedbug Sighting (Mercury News)
  • Caltrans Director Malcolm Dougherty Explains Agency’s New Bike/Ped-Friendly Mission (Cyclelicious)
  • GJEL Explains “Cycle Tracks” and Why We Don’t See More of Them in U.S. Cities
  • New Bay Bridge Experiencing Premature Rust in Critical Areas (SacBee)
  • Early Golden Gate Bridge Proposal Included a Submerged Section for Boats to Pass (Atlantic Cities)
  • Intoxicated 62-Year-Old Man Struck, Killed by Driver in Redwood City (NBC)
  • Two Separate Red-Light Runners Within Blocks Cause Crashes in Concord (CBS)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • This Techcrunch piece on the housing/tech crisis is pretty epic:
    http://techcrunch.com/2014/04/14/sf-housing/

  • Jeffrey Baker

    The Bay Bridge corrosion thing seems like a big problem. Every rainy day when I cross the bridge on the bus I see guys scrambling around trying to dry things out. Even today, several days after the last rain, they have portable blowers installed to ventilate the box sections of the suspension span. Signature span, indeed.

  • We built a bridge that wasn’t designed to get wet?

  • Yes, a great summary of San Francisco’s incendiary convergence of contentious issues and the roller coaster history that led to it. Probably every citizen of San Francisco should not be allowed to vote on any upcoming city proposition until they’ve read it. (Kidding, kidding.)

  • twinpeaks_sf

    In case you missed the latest PBB: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSeBplVRWa0&feature=share&list=UU1Qc4Ql_FAcXrv4KR97VaGw&index=1

    Equivalently old man as the “jay-walker” above runs a stop sign and gets off with just a warning. But isn’t he oh so cute..

  • murphstahoe

    Bicyclists shouldn’t be riding on the sidewalk – they should be riding on the narrow lanes of the fulton 500 speedway next to parked cars.

  • mikeo

    No bias at all in this city.

  • the_greasybear

    Great read. I recommend it highly to everyone.

  • twinpeaks_sf

    I think it’s mainly just by virtue of the fact that cops are people, complete with nested opinions and biases. Perceptions are what need to change – and this applies to everyone. Why is it so safe to ride a bike in the Netherlands (or even Portland)? Yes it’s infrastructure, but people also sympathize with with each other more. They could see themselves on a bike. That’s really not the case here.

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