Today’s Headlines

  • Stolen Truck Driver Leaves Trail of Damage Around Market and Van Ness (SFGateKRONUAHoodline)
  • Driver Injured After Hitting Parked Car at 46th Avenue and Taraval, Blocking L-Taraval (SF Examiner)
  • Muni Drivers’ 3-Year Labor Contract Gets Final Approval From SFMTA Board (SF Examiner, SFBay)
  • The Bold Italic Puts SF Parking Stats Into a Spiffy Infographic
  • GG Bridge to See Nighttime Lane Closures for Installation of Movable Center Median (SF Weekly)
  • Driver Gets Truck Stuck Under Caltrain Bridge in San Mateo, Halting Service (SFGate)
  • 49ers Release Video Showing Driving Routes to Parking at New Santa Clara Stadium (CBSKRON)
  • BART Continues to Phase in New Vinyl Seats on Train Cars (Mission Local)
  • BART Oakland Airport Connector Set to Open by Thanksgiving (NBC), Tests Continue (CoCo Times)
  • Greenway Improvements to Come Beneath Elevated BART Tracks in El Cerrito (CoCo Times)
  • Concord Developing Plan for Bike and Pedestrian Safety Upgrades With New Grant (CoCo Times)
  • Homeless Encampment Appears Along Busy Berkeley Rail Tracks (Berkeleyside)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Gezellig

    Coupled with El Cerrito’s welcome recent repeal of their modeshare-killing mandatory all-ages helmet law, the Ohlone Greenway improvements and the upcoming San Pablo Ave cycletrack plans are all really encouraging signs for a bike renaissance there:

    http://www.el-cerrito.org/images/pages/N396/SPA%20Graphics%20for%20Web.jpg

    http://www.el-cerrito.org/images/pages/N396/SPA%20Graphics%20for%20Web.jpg

    To everyone who avoided EC due to their former odious helmet law, it may be time for a buycott! Elevation 66 here I come…

  • jonobate

    Streetsblog should run an article highlighting the fact that NextMuni has been broken for two weeks now, and no-one seems to be in a hurry to fix it. Disgraceful neglect of our transit system.

  • jonobate

    I really hope the bike “lanes” shown in the last of those three images are not implemented. All they do is send drivers the message that it’s okay to drive down bike lanes. Save the solid green lanes for space that is actually reserved for cyclists.

  • For those who only need Muni Metro subway info, this is better than NextMuni anyway: http://www.sfmunicentral.com/sfmunicentral_Snapshot_Objects/Muni_Subway_Snapshot.html

  • Sean Rea

    How has it been broken? I’ve used it all week.

  • zippy_monster

    A wreck at 46th and Taraval? Right by the Riptide? No wai!

  • Gezellig

    Agreed! The first two are far better.

    On Sept. 4th and 22nd the EC Planning Commission and City Council will hold meetings where you can express support for the cycletrack:

    https://ca-elcerrito.civicplus.com/index.aspx?NID=396

  • jonobate

    It’s definitely wrong for rail lines, there was a sign warning that they were incorrect in Castro station. The ATC system linked to below is still accurate.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    How is it possible to tell that NextMuni is more wrong than it usually is for metro? NextMuni arrival times are totally uncorrelated with reality for metro.

  • Prinzrob

    Double agreed. Study details that are going to be published soon about the “super sharrows” on 40th St in Oakland show that drivers actually ended up giving LESS space when passing people on bikes than they did with just the standard sharrows, or no bike infra at all. As for bicyclist lane positioning, the green lanes didn’t have much affect at all in encouraging people to ride outside the door zone.

    With a street as busy as San Pablo, any type of shared infrastructure is not going to convince many people to bike there, so protected facilities are definitely needed. You can learn more and get involved via Bike East Bay’s El Cerrito San Pablo Ave campaign online here: BikeEastBay.org/spa_elcerrito

    The official public comment period has already passed, but it never hurts to write in anyway.