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Today’s Headlines

  • Muni Opposes Level Boarding Platforms for Van Ness BRT (SFGate, Hoodline)
  • “Restore Balance”: “The Bike Lobby is Running Transport Policy… Let’s Go Back 10 Years” (SFBG)
  • More on Facebook’s Sean Parker Funding the Free Parking Measure (TechCrunch)
  • Mission Bay Residents Protest Increase in Fees for Private Shuttles Using Muni Stops (SF Examiner)
  • More on the Muni Train Contract (SFGate); Many Muni Operators Dislike Approved Labor Contract (Exam)
  • Stanley Roberts Finds Drivers Failing to Use the New Back-in Angled Parking in Front of City Hall
  • An Honest Flowchart for Your Choices in Getting Around SF (Bold Italic)
  • Portland Charges Disabled Parking Placard Holders at Meters, Parking Spaces Empty Out (Tribune)
  • More on the Proposed Embarcadero Protected Bike Lanes (Biz Times), Lower Speed Limit Study (SFBG)
  • Curbed Maps SF’s Best Privately-Owned Public Spaces, Bay Area’s Best Spots to Camp Without a Car
  • In 1894, There Was a Bicycle Messenger Route From Fresno to San “Fransisco” (Mission Mission)
  • Oakland Police Correct Statement: Cell Phone Use Not Ruled Out in Mayor Quan’s Car Crash (SFGate)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Muni Operators Ratify Contract (SFGate); Willie Brown: Negotiations Were Racially Split (SFGate)
  • SFTRU: Urge Supervisors to Put Wiener’s Charter Amendment to Increase Muni Funding on Ballot
  • More on the New Muni Metro Trains, Up for Contract Vote at SFMTA Board Today (ExamMuni Diaries)
  • Giants Owner Larry Baer Once Rode Every Muni Line in the Same Day (SFGate)
  • Three Charged With Forging Medical Claims to Get Disabled Parking Placards in SF (SFGate, KTVU)
  • More on Billionaire Sean Parker’s Donation to the “Restore Transportation Balance” Initiative (SFist)
  • KQED‘s Bryan Goebel on Sup. Mar’s Requested Study of Lower Speed Limits
  • City to Hold Final Community Meeting on Making Marina Bike/Ped Path Car-Free (SFBC)
  • Protected Bike Lanes Still Need Slower Traffic to Be Safe, as Mountain View Case Shows (GJEL)
  • Residents on San Carlos Street Protest Proposed Daytime Ban on Parking to Move Cars (SM Daily)
  • SPUR: Silicon Valley Needs to Be Designed for People, Not Cars
  • BART Board Member Criticizes BART for Not Advertising Board Seat Openings (CBS)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Drunk Driver Goes Wrong Way on Bryant Street, Crashes Into Steps of SF Hall of Justice (KTVU, SFGate)
  • SFMTA to Raise Fees for Shuttle Operators Using Muni Stops to $3.55 Per Stop (Exam, SFGate, SFBay)
  • New Muni Metro Trains Up for Contract Vote; Renderings Unveiled (ABC, SFBay)
  • SFMTA Planning Protected Bike Lanes on the Embarcadero; Open House Next Week (SocketSiteSFist)
  • Donald Shoup: Give Residents Discounts at Parking Meters to Make Them More Palatable (SFGate)
  • SFMTA Updates Map of Proposed On-Street Car-Share Parking Spaces [PDF]
  • MonkeyParking, Other Apps Attempt to Negotiate With City Attorney to Operate Legally (Examiner, NBC)
  • Park Corner at Duboce and Steiner Could Get Revamped With Community Group Design (Hoodline)
  • Wondering Why the Escalator at 24th Street BART Has Been Busted? Mission Local Has Answers
  • Police: Oakland Mayor Jean Quan Wasn’t on Phone During Crash; Fault Undetermined (SFGate, ABC)
  • San Bruno Residents Mourn Death of Bernabe Lactawen, Killed by Driver on El Camino Real (KRON)
  • Bay Area Counties to Require Carpoolers to Use FasTrak to Use Highway Toll Lanes (Mercury News)

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Today’s Headlines

  • MonkeyParking, Other Apps Shut Down Under Threat of City Lawsuit (KQEDSFGate, Examiner)
  • SFMTA Installing Upgraded Parking Meters That Take Credit Cards (KTVU)
  • SFMTA Hearing on Car-Share Spaces Today Includes 20 in the Richmond (Richmond SF)
  • SF Taxi Drivers Rarely Held Accountable for Bad Behavior Including Injuries (NBC)
  • Hoodline Lists the Five Most Dangerous Intersections in Hayes Valley
  • Second Phase of Castro Streetscape Revamp Starts Construction Next Week (BAR, Castro Biscuit)
  • A Map of Bars Accessible by Muni Metro (Mission Mission)
  • Treasure Island Development to Come With Bridge Tolls, Ferry Service, “Expensive” Parking (SFBG)
  • Construction of East Bay Greenway Delayed by Contaminated Soil (GJEL)
  • Construction on Oakland Trail to Bay Bridge Bike/Ped Path Sped Up to Meet Deadline (CoCo Times)
  • After KRON Reports, BART Turns Off Parking Lot Lights at Walnut Creek BART During Daytime (KRON)
  • Man Killed by Caltrain in Atherton in Apparent Suicide (KTVU)

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Today’s Headlines

  • “Restore Balance” Proponents Respond to Allegations of Petitioners Lying About Sunday Meters (SFist)
  • Driver Crashes Into Restaurant at Bush and Taylor Streets (SFGate, CBS)
  • Buffered Bike Lane Road Diet Has Made Northbound San Jose Ave Safer for Residents (SFGate)
  • Family of Sofia Liu, Killed by Uber Driver, Protests 90 Percent Cut in Ride-Share Insurance Reqs (Exam)
  • Bike-Share in Marin County, Only an Idea, Gets $247,000 in Sponsorship Pledges (Greater Marin)
  • Increasingly Interesting for San Franciscans: Oakland’s Eight Most Walkable Neighborhoods (Oak Local)
  • Berkeley City Council Discusses Plans to Revamp Downtown BART Plaza (Berkeleyside)
  • Caltrain Fares Set to Increase Over Next Several Months (Almanac)
  • Smart: Redwood City Increases Downtown Parking Meter Prices While Spaces are Out of Service (NBC)
  • Smarter: Palo Alto Council Considers Goal of “Net-Zero” Growth in Vehicle Miles Traveled (PA Online)
  • SPUR: Vibrant Downtown San Jose Will Require “Vigilant Commitment” to Diridon Station Area Plan
  • San Jose Driver Killed in Solo Crash; Other Driver Crashes Into Patrol Car at Scene (KTVU)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Drunk Driver Crashes Into Bank at Mission and Geneva, Just Missing Bus Stop (KTVU, ABC, CBS)
  • More on the Measure to “Restore Balance” for Cars, Headed to the Ballot (SFBG)
  • Why the End of Cars-First “Level of Service” Planning in CA is a Big Deal for Transit Projects (CityLab)
  • SFMTA Open House for Muni 5-Fulton Improvements to Be Held on 17th, Not Tonight (Hoodline)
  • Plaza Next to Phelan Bus Loop at City College Named “Unity Plaza” (SF Appeal)
  • Sunday Streets Comes to Arguello Blvd in the Inner Richmond This Weekend (Richmond SF)
  • SFMTA Fills in Dangerous Tracks for People on Bikes at Illinois and 18th Construction Site (D10 Watch)
  • Supervisor Breed Secures Funding to Upgrade Panhandle’s South-Side Walking Path (Hoodline)
  • Now That Devil’s Slide Trail is for People and Not Cars, It’s Dangerous, Says Civil Grand Jury (ABC)
  • Alameda County Supervisors to Bring Transportation Sales Tax Back to Ballot (KTVU)
  • Oakland to Hold Open House Tomorrow On Study of Broadway Streetcar Proposal (East Bay Express)
  • Bay Area City Governments Get 90 New Plug-in Hybrid Cars (Inside Bay Area)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Ballot Initiative to ”Restore Balance” For Cars Turns in 17,500 Signatures (SFGate)
  • After Years of Delay, Central Subway Turnaround Loop at Mission Bay Moving Forward (SFBay)
  • Muni Unions’ Vote to Ratify Labor Contract Postponed One Week (SF Examiner)
  • Petitioners Want Speed Bumps Alongside Patricia’s Green in Hayes Valley (Hoodline)
  • SFSU Student Makes Mini Documentary About Uber, Lyft, and the Taxi Industry (Vice)
  • Driver Wrecks Two Parked Cars on the Wiggle; Nobody Hurt (Hoodline)
  • Remembering Haight’s Streetcar Line (Hoodline)
  • BART Board Member: SF Should Give More Money to BART (SFGate)
  • BART Extension Construction in Milpitas to Move Forward Despite Ruling Against Car Closure (ABC)
  • Driver Kills 57-Year-Old Man Crossing El Camino Real in San Bruno (Patch)
  • CHP Cracking Down on Drivers Who Fail to Register Out-of-State Plates, Withholding Revenue (NBC)
  • Gavin Newsom is So Passionate About Sustainable Transportation, He Owns Two Teslas (SFGate)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Two Women Carrying Groceries in Crosswalk Hospitalized by Driver at Sunset and Moraga (KTVU)
  • Three Car Occupants Fleeing Police in Mission Hospitalized After Crash (CBS)
  • Sacramento Bee Looks at the State of Pedestrian Safety in SF
  • Video Shows Taunted Driver Exit Truck, Chase People With Knife on Powell During Pride (CBS)
  • Man May Face Attempted Murder Charges After Stealing DPW Truck, Nearly Hitting Employee (KTVU)
  • Skate Park, Dog Park Open Under Central Freeway Where Parking Lots Used to Be (KQED)
  • SF Public Press Far Exceeds Fundraising Goal for Newspaper Delivery by Bicycle (CBS)
  • Press Finds More Drivers Who Like the End of Sunday Parking Meters (KQED, NBC, KRON, KTVU)
  • SF Failing to Build Enough Walkable Housing (Examiner); Plan Bay Area Lawsuit Rejected (SFGate)
  • Person Killed by BART Train at Richmond Station (KTVU)
  • New Bay Area Bike Share Data From the South Bay (Cyclelicious); SJ Plans More Bike Lanes (Cycle)
  • Rod Diridon, “Father of Light Rail” in Santa Clara County, Retires (CoCo Times)

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Today’s Headlines

  • More Press on Mayor Lee’s Illegal Parking Habits (SFGate, CBS)
  • “Street Fight” Author Jason Henderson: Private Shuttles Should Stick to Traffic Sewers (SFBG)
  • Climate Change Warning Stickers for Gas Pumps Gain Traction With Sup. Avalos, Berkeley (SFBG)
  • Bike Upgrades Planned in Ocean Ave Revamp Limited to Green-Backed Sharrows at Best (SFBC)
  • Highway 280 is Closed for Construction North of 101 Interchange in SF (SFGate, ABC, SF Weekly)
  • SFPD Prepares to Crack Down on DUI Drivers on Fourth of July (SF Examiner)
  • Sunday Parking Metering Ends This Week, Except in Some Public Lots That Charged Originally (Weekly)
  • MonkeyParking Founder Coming From Italy to Defend App Against City Attorney (SFist, VentureBeat)
  • SFMTA’s New Interim Taxi Manager is Former Paratransit Manager Kate Toran (SF Examiner)
  • BART Delayed Simultaneously by Mechanical Problems, Search for Bike Thief (SFBay)
  • Mountain View Institutes Time Limits to Prevent Levi’s Stadium Fans From Parking Downtown (NBC)
  • USA’s First Cyclist Footrest Installed by Streetsblog Chicago Writer Steven Vance and Friend (CityLab)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Ed Lee Strikes Again: Mayor’s Car Seen Parked in Crosswalk at Noriega and 46th Avenue (SFGate)
  • Lee’s Bus Stop Parking Incident Picked Up by SF WeeklySF Examiner
  • Lower Haight Couple Posts Flyers Protesting Two Car-Share Parking Spaces (Hoodline)
  • SFMTA Parking Control Officer “Going Rogue” With Tickets, Say Glen Park Car Owners (Examiner)
  • SFMTA’s Private Shuttle Regulation Pilot to Keep Mostly Existing Shared Muni Stops (Mission Local)
  • Tentative Muni Labor Agreement Gets Mixed Reaction From Union Members (KTVU)
  • Reminder: Highway 280 Will Be Closed in SF Tonight Until Monday (SFGate, ABC)
  • Golden Gate Transit Bus, Ferry Fares Increase 5 Percent (KTVU, CBS)
  • Woman on Highway 880 in Oakland Killed by Truck Driver (KTVU)
  • Father Hit by Hit-and-Run Driver on San Jose Expressway on Father’s Day Dies From Injuries (Mercury)
  • Levi’s Stadium Officials Run Test for Transit Management on Game Day (CBS)

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