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Today’s Headlines

  • SF Chronicle Asks People on Bikes for Thoughts on Proposed CA Bike Helmet Law
  • Trees Fall on Panhandle Path (Hoodline), Divisadero Street at Page (ABC)
  • More on the Vision Zero Coalition’s Report (SF Weekly)
  • Many Dangerous Streets Like Van Ness, Where Paul Lambert Was Killed, Aren’t Getting Safer (Appeal)
  • Sup. Campos Wants a Moratorium on New Housing in the Walkable, Transit-Rich Mission (Biz Times)
  • ABAG Official Indicted for Stealing SoMa Streescape/Park Improvement Funds (SFGate)
  • Missed Connection on the N-Judah? Could Be the Love of Your Life. Trust Me. (SFGate)
  • BART Train Fills With Smoke at Powell Station (CBS)
  • More on the Pedestrian-Friendly Overhaul Planned for South SF’s Caltrain Station (SF Examiner)
  • CA High-Speed Rail Authority Behind Schedule on Land Purchases (SM Daily Journal)

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Streetsblog will be off for President’s Day and resume coverage tomorrow.

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Today’s Headlines

  • Developer Proposes LGBT/Leather-Themed Street Plaza on Block of 12th Street at Harrison (BAR)
  • Transbay Transit Center Naming Rights to Be Sold; ABAG to Be Audited After Street Fund Theft (SFGate)
  • Central Subway Loop Protested By Residents Worried About Service Cuts Southward (Muni Diaries)
  • Completion of Second Street Redesign Pushed Back to Mid-2017 (SocketSite)
  • Work on Folsom Street Hwy 80 Off-Ramp Re-Alignment Delayed By Contaminated Soil (SocketSite)
  • CHP Cracks Down on Carpool Lane Violators at Bay Bridge On-Ramp at Bryant Street (CBS)
  • More on the Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Path (KQED), GG Bridge Toll Service Snafu (ABC)
  • BART Board Asks DA to Drop Restitution Demands From Protesters Who Blocked Trains (Examiner)
  • Two Months Later, Police Arrest Hit-and-Run Driver Who Killed Man on Skyline in Daly City (KTVU)
  • Man Killed By Caltrain in San Jose in Apparently “Intentional Act” (SFGate)
  • Happy Valentine’s Day, Sustainable Urban Planning Lovers (TransForm, ClimatePlan)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Police Chase Ends in Vehicle Hit-and-Run on 23rd and Potrero (Mission Local)
  • SFPD Sergeant Brings the Message to Park Station: Stay Out of Drivers’ Way (Hoodline)
  • Plainclothes SFMTA Officers Spotted Cracking Down on Disabled Parking Placard Abuse (Richmond)
  • Joe Eskenazi: Free Muni for Moderate-Income Seniors and Disabled Coming, Transit Riders Foot the Bill
  • Pac Heights Gas Station on Valuable Land to Be Razed for Fancier Gas Station (SocketSite)
  • When President Obama Comes to Town, Traffic Gridlock is Sure to Follow (SFGate)
  • After All-Electronic Tolling, Golden Gate Bridge Call Center Service Declines (SF Appeal)
  • Bike/Ped Path Approved on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (SFBaySFGate)
  • Hayward Uses Cheeky Traffic Signs to Tell Drivers to Slow Down, Peds to Look While Crossing (ABC)
  • Gina Caudill, 22, Killed After Driving Wrong Way on Highway 880 in Fremont (SFGate)
  • Mercury Roadshow Reader: Ban Free Parking to Reduce Car Congestion
  • How to Kill Bicycling: CA Senator Wants to Mandate Bike Helmets, High-Visibility Clothing (Cyclelicious)

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Today’s Headlines

  • SF Bicycle Coalition, Walk SF, Vision Zero Coalition Release Progress Report on First Year of Efforts
  • City Truckers Mandated to Watch Safe Driving Video as Part of Vision Zero (CBS, KTVU, ABC, SFBay)
  • Tom Ammiano and His Driver Recovering After Being Hit By Driver Fleeing Police (SF Weekly)
  • Map Shows How Much of SF is Accessible By Transit From Any Neighborhood (CityLab)
  • Chronicle‘s Matier and Ross: Transit Ridership Down Despite Subsidies (Maybe Due to Car Subsidies?)
  • Car-Share’s Curbside ”Street Presence” May Make it More Successful (SFGate)
  • Sidecar to Deliver Packages With Its Passengers (Biz); KQED Shares Experiences of Lyft, Cab Drivers
  • Planning Dept “Strongly Supports” Car-Free Condo Development Plans at 7th and Bryant (SocketSite)
  • Renters Pay a Premium for Housing With Shorter Commutes (SFGate)
  • Driver of Stolen Car Tries to Run Over Police Officer on El Camino Real in Santa Clara (NBC)
  • San Mateo County Police Target Distracted Drivers, “Jaywalking” Near Daly City BART (ABC)
  • Two Lawsuits Filed Against CAHSR by Citizen Groups, Local Governments (ABC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Woman Run Over By Driver After Fight at 9th and Harrison (SFGate)
  • SFPD Cracks Down at 14th and S Van Ness (ML); Driver Who Struck Tom Ammiano Arrested (CBS)
  • SFBike Launches Survey on What Would Get Women, Trans*, and Female-Identified People to Bike
  • Warriors Look for Ways to Encourage Walking, Biking, Transit to New Mission Bay Area (Potrero)
  • Pavement to Parks Program Has Birthed 50+ Parklets, Six Plazas; More Planned (SocketSite)
  • Condo for Sale With One Year of Free Uber (Curbed); Another Parking Lot to Be Developed (SocketSite)
  • Atherton Teams Up With Anti-High-Speed-Rail Group for Caltrain Electrification Suit (SFGate)
  • Red Light Camera at Millbrae Hwy 101 Off-Ramp Sees Unexplained Spike in Tickets (ABC)
  • South SF Passes Plan for More People-Friendly Downtown; Some Residents Fear Gentrification (Exam)
  • Berkeley Plans to Create a More Pedestrian-Friendly Adeline Street (Berkeleyside)
  • Michael Lake, 64, Killed in Hit-and-Run (Berkeleyside); Brittania Gadlin, 25, Killed in Bay Point (SFGate)
  • SF-Born TransitMix Spreads Globally, Catches Eyes of Transit Planners as Serious Tool (CityLab)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Two Pedestrians, Driver Injured in Three-Car Crash at 14th and South Van Ness (ABC)
  • Driver Fleeing Police Hits Former Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, SFPD Officer (NBC)
  • City Officials to Campaign for Lower Speed Limits, Speed Cameras at State Capitol (Examiner, SFBay)
  • Muni Installs N-Judah Handicap Platform at 28th Ave (SFMTA); Bus Bulb-Outs on McAllister (SFMTA)
  • Muni On-Time Performance Has Dipped Over Past Year (SFBay)
  • Former SFPD Traffic Chief Ali Defends Use of Anti-Terrorism Funds for Muni Fare Enforcement (Exam)
  • CA Assemblymember Wants to Allow Transit Agencies to Let Private Shuttles to Use Bus Stops (Exam)
  • Danville Case Could Make Impacts on Cyclists Part of Required CA Environmental Review (Merc)
  • Planned Caltrain Upgrades Over Budget (GC); South SF Approves $49M Station Rebuild (Daily Journal)
  • Driver Who Killed Girl in Cupertino Freeway Crash Arrested After Drugs Discovered in System (ABC)
  • $79M for Traffic Signs on Hwy 80? Even Car Commuters Think It’s a Waste (Mercury Roadshow)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Man Injured By Historic Streetcar on Market Near Sixth Street (KTVU)
  • More on the City Report on Lower Speed Limits (CBS), Yee’s Bill to Silence Tour Bus Drivers (SFBay)
  • Mayor Lee, Sup. Christensen Celebrate Third Lunar New Year On Parking-Free Stockton (SFGate)
  • Hoodline Compares Photos of Divisadero, New and Old
  • Cabbies Protest Lyft and Uber at TechCrunch Awards (KTVU)
  • Per Capita Bay Area Transit Ridership Down 14 Percent in Past Two Decades (CBS 1, 2)
  • BART Transbay Tube Clogged Due to Brake Failure at West Oakland (SFGate)
  • Atherton Decides to Sue Over Caltrain Electrification (Almanac)
  • Green Caltrain Looks at San Jose’s Changes in the Last 15 Years Since BART-to-Silicon Valley Study
  • Cyclelicious: Santa Clara’s Car-Centric Development Over the Last 50 Years Has Led to Traffic Jams
  • CA High-Speed Rail Contractors Knock Down Possible Endangered Kit Fox Den (CoCo Times)

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Today’s Headlines

  • New City Report Recommends Steps to Lower Citywide Speed Limits, Improve Enforcement (Examiner)
  • Transbay District Developers Drop Threats to Sue Over Tax to Fund Downtown Rail (SFGate)
  • Suspected Streetscape Fund Embezzler’s Beach Home For Sale; Muni Reports Service Up (SFGate)
  • Record-Setting Bernal Heights Home Sells for $2.3M Without a Parking Space (SocketSite)
  • Video Explains Ways to Ward Off Bike Thieves in SF (Youtube)
  • $4M Bay Bridge Maintenance Elevator Has Been Broken Down for a Month (SFGate)
  • BART Protesters Gather Outside Oakland Courthouse to Demand Dismissal of Charges (48 Hills)
  • Assemblymembers, Including David Chiu, Proposes Annual $52 Driver Fee to Repair CA Roads (SFGate)
  • Cyclelicious Reviews New State Legislation Involving Bikes, Transit, and Highways
  • Uber Donated to MADD Before it Made Specious Claims That Uber Reduces Drunk Driving (Valley Wag)
  • Attorney Suing Uber, Lyft to Give Drivers Employee Status Has Strong Track Record (Biz Times)
  • “FlightCar,” the “Airbnb for Cars,” Begins Service at San Jose Airport (NBC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Sup. Yee Moves Forward With Legislation to Ban Tour Bus Drivers From Narrating (SF Examiner)
  • Mission SFPD Sergeant to Walkers: “Don’t Rely on the Motorists to Obey the Law” (Mission Local)
  • Ocean Avenue Streetscape Improvements Get Detailed Design, Set to Come This Year (SocketSite)
  • ABAG to Pay City $1.3M in Development Streetscape Funds Allegedly Embezzled By Official (Examiner)
  • Hearing Set for Proposal to Let Developers Pay Fee in Lieu of Creating Public Spaces (Barbary Coast)
  • Lyft to Be Fined for Un-Permitted Sidewalk Stencil Advertisements (SF Examiner)
  • CityLab: Google’s Venture Into Ride-Hail App Service Could Create Intense Competition
  • “Fixed” App, Which Fights Parking Tickets, Expands to Oakland (TechCrunch)
  • BART Extension to San Jose Gets Funding Boost From New Federal Transportation Budget (KTVU)
  • BART Responds to Customer Dissatisfaction By Proposing Near-Term Solutions (SFist)
  • CityLab Showcases Great Photos of Bay Bridge’s East Span Construction
  • Mountain View City Council OKs Development of North Bayshore Near Google (Peninsula)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Under-Staffed Pavement to Parks Program Struggles to Meet Demand for Public Space (SF Examiner)
  • Castro Residents Say Jane Warner Plaza Sees Increasing Bad Behavior (KTVU)
  • Helmet Cam Video Shows Red Light-Running Driver Hitting Motorcyclist Who Lands on His Feet (SFist)
  • ABAG Official Accused of Stealing $1.3M in Streetscape Funds Bought $1.5M Beach House (SFGate)
  • ABAG Insurance May Cover Lost Funds (Biz)
  • Wider Sidewalks, Bike Corrals Planned for Contentious Development at 16th Street BART (SocketSite)
  • Urban Life Signs: Alignment for Second Transbay BART Tube Along Third, Geary Streets is Most Desired
  • Judge Says “Ride-Share” Drivers Should Be Employees (Biz); Lyft Stencils Ads on Sidewalks (Hoodline)
  • SMART Larkspur Extension Could Be Funded By President’s New Federal Transpo Budget (Marin IJ)
  • U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx Shares His Transportation Vision at Google (MercuryABC)
  • San Bruno, Millbrae Police Target Distracted Driving, Issue More Than 50 Citations (SFBay)
  • Bay Area Traffic Congestion May Be the Most Predictable in the Country (Mercury News)

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