Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Killed by Red Light-Running Driver Who Fled on Foot at Cesar Chavez and Folsom (KTVU, ML)
  • Coverage of the Polk Contra-Flow Bike Lane Opening (ABC, CBS, SFBay, SF Examiner)
  • Another Great Sunday Streets: “When Cars Are Back… Everyone Needs to Pay More Attention” (KTVU)
  • Bike to Work Day This Thursday: Time Again for Free Food and Drinks for Bike Commuters (SF Weekly)
  • Castro Street Businesses Hurting During Sidewalk Widening Construction (KTVU, Castro Biscuit)
  • Inner Richmond Driver Hits Parked Cars, Flips SUV, Possibly While Texting (Richmond SF)
  • App Lets Drivers Get Paid by Other Drivers to Leave Their Curbside Parking Spot (Uptown Almanac)
  • Stanley Roberts Watches Drivers Parked in Yellow Zones Get Ticketed, Towed
  • C.W. Nevius on the Bike Theft Crackdown; BART Police Nab Two Major Bike Thieves (CBS, SFBay)
  • More on Mountain View’s Congestion Pricing Proposal: Mayor Supports it (NBC)
  • Few Commuters Get to Caltrain With a Car; 40 Percent are Car-Free (Green Caltrain)
  • More on SB 1183, the Bike Tax That Became a Car Registration Fee for Bike Trails (SFGate)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • I also initially assumed MonkeyParking was a joke, but as the Uptown Almanac piece notes, it is apparently real! As that piece describes, MonkeyParking inadvertently helps prove that street parking is still not accurately priced in the vast majority of the city. If spaces cost what they should based on market demand, no one would pay to hold a spot just so they could resell it to someone else.

  • twinpeaks_sf

    I do think it is a good sign that people are getting increasing creative to be able to drive and park in the city.

  • jonobate

    Off topic, but the “BART Vision” attachment to the board meeting agenda is worth a look. Seven corridors for new BART lines are identified, including Geary, and seven infill stations are identified. Of course this is a long way from becoming reality, but it’s good to see planned expansion in the SF/Oakland core.

    http://www.bart.gov/sites/default/files/docs/agendas/05-08-14%20Agenda%20Packet.pdf (Save PDF and open in Adobe Acrobat to see attachments.)