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Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Launches “Muni Forward” Service Boosts, Route Name Changes (SFBay, KRONKTVU, CBS)
  • More on the 22-Day Muni Riding Challenge: Sup. Breed Commits, No Word From the Mayor (Examiner)
  • SFMTA Looks to Improve Residential Parking Permits: They’re “Worth a Lot More Than $110” (Chronicle)
  • Litigant Argues State Bill AB 61 Will “Give Away” Bus Stops to Private Shuttle Companies (48 Hills)
  • Hairball, Alemany Maze Highway Interchanges Could Finally Get Some Attention (D10 Watch)
  • Some Inner Sunset Meeting Attendees Find More Space for Transit, Peds “Hard to Accept” (Hoodline)
  • A History of SF’s Precursors to Taxis, When Cars Were Still “Unfamiliar and Frightening” (Taxicab)
  • BART Board Member Wants Posters to Raise Awareness That There is a BART Board (SF Chronicle)
  • East Bay Groups Push for Free AC Transit Passes for Low-Income Youth (East Bay Express)
  • Another Person Hit By Caltrain (Mercury); Agency Questions Effectiveness of Fences in Palo Alto (PA)
  • Driver Distracted By Highway 92’s Scenery Crashes Head-On Into Another Driver in San Mateo (CBS)
  • More Updates on Bicycle-Related State Legislation From Cyclelicious

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Today’s Headlines

  • SF Chronicle Op-Ed From Ed Reiskin and SFDPH Chief: Vision Zero is “Preventative Medicine”
  • Wiggle Advocate Cancels “Refereeing” of Right-Of-Way Violators After Stanley Roberts Shows Up
  • Uber Driver Who Ran Down Man on Bike Forfeits Drivers License (KTVU)
  • More on the Boy Hit By Driver in Bayview (Appeal), Woman, 25, Hit at 7th & Townsend (Appeal)
  • Richmond Students Get Police Escort for Bike and Roll to School Week Ride (Richmond SF)
  • Van Ness to Partially Close to Cars Again This Weekend for CPMC Hospital Construction (SFBay)
  • McCoppin Hub Re-Opens With Earth Day Event After Being Fenced Off for Two Weeks (Mission Local)
  • Petitioners Make Their Case Against Muni 33-Stanyan Re-Route to El Tecolote
  • SPUR Workshop Attendees Explore Better Design for Transit Wayfinding
  • New AC Transit Buses to Have Air Conditioning (Mercury News)
  • Walnut Creek Conquers Drivers’ Biggest Unknown: When the Traffic Light Will Change (NBC, ABC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Drivers Injure 12-Year-Old Boy in Bayview, Woman in 20s at Seventh and Townsend (SFGate, SFBay)
  • The Fell and Oak Partially-Protected Bike Lanes Are Finally Complete (Hoodline)
  • Muni Unveils New Low-Floor, 60-Foot-Long Hybrid and Electric Buses (SFBay, SFGateSFMTA)
  • Mayor Takes the Muni Bus Photo Op, But Won’t Take the 22-Day Muni-Riding Challenge (Medium)
  • Broke Ass Stuart: “Muni is ours and riding it is part of what it means to be a San Franciscan (Examiner)
  • “Muni Forward” Service Boosts, Name Changes Start Saturday; Hoodline Has the Scoop on the Haight
  • More on the Chinatown After School Program Teaching Kids to Be “City Street Investigators” (KTVU)
  • Berkeley to Hold Bike Plan Meeting as “Bikes in Berkeley” Festival Returns (Berkeleyside)
  • Raul Missael Juarez, 23, Killed By Distracted Driver in Unincorporated Bay Point (SFBay)
  • Palo Alto Man on Bike Hits, Kills Woman in Her 60s (Palo Alto Online)
  • Belmont Driver, 90, Turns and Hits Man on Bike; Police Blame Man for Pretty Much Everything (DJ)
  • Menlo Park Commission Reaffirms Vote for Unprotected Bike Lanes on El Camino Real (Almanac)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Jinrog Ouyang, 88, Killed By Driver at 41st Avenue and Pacheco in Outer Sunset (SF Examiner)
  • Seven Supervisors Accept SFTRU’s 22-Day Muni-Riding Challenge (SFBay)
  • Supes OK Muni’s Armed Security Guard Contract, With No Ethics Violations Found (Exam, KTVU, SFG)
  • Man Killed By Hit-Run Driver Walking on 101 Off-Ramp at Alemany ID’d as Abisai May Dzul, 24 (Exam)
  • Uber Driver Who Ran Down Cyclist Out on Bail (ABC); Uber Declined SFBC Driver Training (Hoodline)
  • “Yellow Bike Project” Volunteers Teach Bike Maintenance Skills in the Tenderloin (Hoodline)
  • Inner Sunset Public Bench Project Expands to the Sidewalks of the Inner Richmond (Richmond SF)
  • SF Car Congestion Ranked Third-Worst in Country Again (CBS)
  • 48 Hills Sounds the Alarm Over Bay Area “Economic Prosperity Strategy” for Transit-Oriented Growth
  • BART Showcases Plans to Replace Escalators, Install Street Canopies at Market Street Stations (KTVU)
  • Daly City Police Ticket People Crossing Against the Light at BART Station on John Daly Blvd (PBB)
  • Cal State East Bay Launches Ten-Bike Bike-Share Program on Hayward Campus (Inside Bay Area)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Uber Driver Arrested for Running Down Man on Bicycle After Altercation (CBS, Hoodline, SFBay)
  • SFTRU Challenges Mayor Lee and Supervisors to Ride Muni for 22 Days (SF Chronicle)
  • SFMTA Looks to Reduce Bike Parking in City-Owned Garages Due to Low Usage (SocketSite)
  • Sup. Kim Wants to Nix Armed Security That Guards Muni Workers Carrying Fare Cash (SFGate)
  • Inner Richmond’s Third Parklet Opens at Balboa and Sixth Avenue (Richmond SF)
  • 48 Hills Blasts Lack of Planning for Ped Signal in Building Project at Bryant Street Freeway Ramps
  • Human Transit‘s Jarrett Walker: New Muni Map is “World Class” in Clarity
  • Leap to Re-Install Wheelchair Ramp in One of Its Four Buses After Complaint (Business Times)
  • Federal Judge in SF Allows Discrimination Lawsuit From Blind Passengers With Guide Dogs (SFGate)
  • GJEL: Oakland Re-Paved Grand Avenue and Didn’t Bother to Improve Its Car-Centric Design
  • Unlicensed Richmond Mother Driving Unsafely With Child Crashes Into Playground (CBS)
  • Caltrain May Sacrifice Seats for High-Speed Rail Compatibility (Green Caltrain)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Taxi Driver Hits, Kills Woman at Larkin and Pine Streets (SF Examiner)
  • Person Killed By Driver While Walking Up Highway 101 Offramp at Alemany Boulevard (SFBay)
  • Driver Injures Man on Castro Street Between 17th and 18th Streets (Hoodline)
  • 4/20 Car Closure Returns on Westbound Kezar Drive; Sup. Breed: Don’t Drive There (ExaminerSFist)
  • BART Proposes Designs for Street Escalator Canopies at Civic Center, Powell Stations (SFBay)
  • More on Leap, the “Non-Transit” Company That Wants to “Inspire” Muni (Al Jazeera, Overhead Wire)
  • Bike Theft Caught on Video in the Mission (Mission Local)
  • KPFA Radio Host Wesley Burton Killed in Hit-and-Run Car Crash in Oakland (ABCSFBay)
  • The Alamedan Wants Input On Alameda’s Efforts to Make Safe Streets Safer
  • Palo Alto Man, 21, Killed By Trucker While Walking on Side of Highway 101 (Palo Alto Online)
  • Concord Driver Hits Stopped Police Cruiser (SFBay); Redwood City Driver Crashes Into Home (SMDJ)
  • Stanley Roberts Learns About the Laws Around Driving With Marijuana

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Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Injures Jogger at Panhandle Crossing at Oak and Masonic (SF Appeal, Hoodline)
  • More on Leah Shahum’s Launch of the National Vision Zero Network (SF Examiner)
  • Angela Alioto Pushes for Street Plaza at North Beach Church: “It Would Be Sinful to Drive On” (Hoodline)
  • Former SFMTA Engineer: Leap Buses Forbid Wheelchairs; Leap: “We’re Not a Transport Carrier” (Chron)
  • Mom: Letting My Daughter Ride Muni Alone at 11 “Launched Her Into a New Way of Thinking” (SFGate)
  • Caltrain Launches Online Form to Report Bike Bumps (Palo Alto Online)
  • BART Delayed By Track Death at Civic Center (SFGate); Caltrain Hits Woman in Santa Clara (SFGate)
  • Woman Killed in Solo Car Crash on Highway 280 Off-Ramp at John Daly Boulevard (KTVU)
  • Atherton Approves Button-Activated Ped Signal at Deadly El Camino Real Crosswalk (Almanac)
  • Driver Sues San Mateo County, Stanford, and Ranch After Hitting Loose Horse on Hwy 280 (Almanac)
  • Berkeley Driver Seriously Injures Woman After Possibly Mixing Up Pedals (Berkeleyside)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Safe Streets Advocates: Under Mayor Lee, SFMTA is Falling Behind on Vision Zero Projects (Examiner)
  • Wiggle Advocate to Publicly Shame Rude Wigglers on Bikes, on Foot, and in Cars (Hoodline)
  • Next Week is Bike and Roll to School Week (SFGate)
  • Marina Residents Riled Up Over Muni Forward Plans to Speed Up 30-Stockton on Chestnut (SocketSite)
  • KALW Interviews SFMTA Board Chair Tom Nolan on the State of Muni
  • Tenderloin’s Third Proposal to Ban Parking to Deter Crime: Eddy By Boeddeker Park (Hoodline)
  • Officers Exiting New SFPD Station in Mission Bay Say They Get Stuck in Traffic on Third Street (KTVU)
  • Transportation Infrastructure Doesn’t Maintain Itself — Especially Not the Golden Gate Bridge (CityLab)
  • Sausalito Councilwoman’s Proposed Limit on Rental Bikes May Not Be Legal (Marin Scope)
  • Two Killed in San Jose Car Crash On VTA Light-Rail Tracks (NBC)
  • CA Bicycle Coalition Says It Lost “a Few Major Donors” to Defeat Mandatory Helmet Law (Cyclelicious)

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Today’s Headlines

  • More on the SFMTA’s Vision Zero Tour for National and State Transportation Officials (SFGate)
  • Second St Protected Bike Lanes Could Be Approved By Fall; Interim Upgrades Coming This Year (SFBC)
  • SFMTA Proposes Left-Turn Bans Speed Up Muni at Fillmore and Fell, Oak; Hearing on Friday (Hoodline)
  • Planning Department Now Accepting Parklet Applications (NBC)
  • Support Builds for SFSU Transit Pass Discount, Could Include BART’s First Student Pass (Xpress)
  • Automatic Bollards at New SFPD Garage Entrance Don’t Let Red Light-Running Cops Slide (Chronicle)
  • $1.6B Presidio Parkway to Be Completed After One More Weekend Traffic Closure (CBS)
  • The Greater Marin’s David Edmondson Explains How He Created a 1937 Bay Area Rail Map (CityLab)
  • NTSB Report Blames BART’s Lax Safety Policy for Workers’ Death on Tracks (ExamABC, SFGate)
  • BART Launches Campaign to Stop Suicides on Tracks (KQEDSFGate, ABC)
  • Oakland Police Brutality Protesters Take Over Highway 880 Onramp (CBSABC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Lawsuit Appeal Halts Muni’s Central Subway Turnaround Planned in Dogpatch (Potrero)
  • Thursday: Community Meeting on Octavia Blvd Safety Upgrades, “Freeway Revolt Memorial” (Hoodline)
  • Bulb-Outs, Rain Gardens Completed Along Oak and Fell Street Bike Lanes (Hoodline)
  • SFMTA Puts Stickers on Parking Meters to Make Tow-Away Times Clearer (Hoodline)
  • SFPD Still Searching for Robbers Who Killed Bridget Klecker in Car Chase at Calif. and Kearny (ABC)
  • Supervisor Yee: Installing GPS on City Vehicles Could Save Lives and Money (SF Examiner)
  • BART Riders Continue to Cope With “Crush Loads” as Substantial Improvements Await (SFGate, CBS)
  • Caltrain Receives Used Train Cars From LA Metrolink to Be Refurbished Over Next Year (CBS)
  • “Echo Boomers” Crave Family Housing in Urban Places (Chron), But Bay Area Fails to Build it (Biz)
  • SF Chronicle: CA’s System of High Traffic Fines Leading to Suspended Licenses is a “Debtor’s Prison”
  • Bay Area Roads See No Improvement in Pavement Quality Over Past Year (SFBay)
  • Caltrans Opens $63 Million “Flyover” Ramp in San Jose at Highway 280/880 Interchange (NBC)

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