Today’s Headlines

  • Mayor Lee Says He Doesn’t Have a Position On Wiener’s Transit Funding Measure (SFBG)
  • SF Weekly: “There is Scant Empirical, Historical, or Even Anecdotal Evidence” Behind Lee’s Strategy
  • Locals Voice Gentrification Fears at Open House on Improving Mission Street (Mission Local)
  • Former SFBC Director Dave Snyder: Leah Shahum Was a “Special Talent” From the Beginning (CalBike)
  • More From the D10 Supervisor Race Forum Where Candidates Weighed in on Transpo Issues (Potrero)
  • Uber’s Extreme Surge Pricing Could Return for Paul McCartney Concert (ABC)
  • More on Uber’s Fight With Lyft and Campaign Against State Regulations (SF Weekly)
  • BART Makes a Video With Tips on How Not to Fall (SF Weekly)
  • Berkeley’s First Parklet Opens on Shattuck in the Gourmet Ghetto (Berkeleyside)
  • Oakland Police Still Looking for Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed 68-Year-Old Man in April (ABC)
  • Millbrae Traffic Camera Sees Spike in Ticket Issuances Due to Capturing “Rolling Rights” (ABC)
  • Still No Charges for Driver Who Struck, Killed 58-Year-Old Man on Sidewalk in San Jose (Mercury News)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Prinzrob

    The Oakland hit-run fatality reported in the ABC story occurred just hours before a community meeting about how to make Telegraph Ave more bike and pedestrian friendly, and yet there are STILL some business owners and city officials trying to water down the plans.

    Anyone who wants to help push back and create a meaningful transition of this important thoroughfare can join Bike East Bay at their upcoming Telegraph Walks series (BikeEastBay.org/TelegraphWalks) and speak up at one of the city’s community meetings coming up in September (www.oaklandnet.com/TelegraphAvenue).

  • Jeffrey Baker

    I know there are clueless politicians trying to drag feet on the Telegraph project, and I know there’s some mentally disassociated crank who shows up at all the community meetings, but are there any actual business owners against? If so please mention them.

  • Prinzrob

    There are some business owners against the protected bikeway elements of the Telegraph Ave project, but I’d rather not “name names”. Instead, you can check out this huge list of over 100 local businesses that are in support of the project, and thank them by visiting their shops and spending some money: BikeEastBay.org/Telegraph_Businesses

  • Justin

    Gosh reading that missionlocal article, it seems that any kind of proposals and ideas to improve the neighborhood is seen as gentrification or displacement, just saying…

  • DrunkEngineer

    The plans have already been watered down. Unless I’m mistaken, the staff recommendation is for Telegraph improvements to go only as far as 47th. Temescal (including 50th where the fatality occurred) would be basically unchanged.

  • Prinzrob

    I assume you are referring to the extent of the proposed protected bikeway, which would not preclude pedestrian improvements along the entire Telegraph corridor, including where the pedestrian hit-run occurred.

    Beyond that, the plan is not finalized yet so it is presumptuous to say what will or won’t happen. Even if the protected bikeway is discontinuous around the 51st Street intersection, we can still improve bicyclist safety in other ways at that location.