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Today’s Headlines

  • Prop L’s David Looman: “The Bike Lobby Thinks They’re Saving the Fucking World” (SF Mag)
  • SFGate Bay Bikers Blog Takes Down Prop L, an “Attack on Safe Streets”
  • Haight and Hayes Streets to Get Major Sewer Main Replacement and Sidewalk Bulb-Outs (Hoodline)
  • SF Public Press Explains the Barriers to Building Transit-Oriented Housing in the Western Neighborhoods
  • On One Block in Potrero Hill, Parking Lawlessness Reigns More Than Usual (People Behaving Badly)
  • Perla Avina, Oakland Mother of Four, Killed in Road Rage Shooting (CoCo Times, NBC)
  • Oakland City Council Considers Plan to Add 4,900 Housing Units Around Lake Merritt BART (Biz Times)
  • Silicon Valley Leadership Group Predicts Caltrain Ridership Will Double by 2024 (Green Caltrain)
  • Committee Vows to Continue Push for Bringing Rail Back to Dumbarton Bridge (Green Caltrain)
  • Cupertino Teenager Killed on Bike by Trucker (NBC); SJSU Student Killed by Drunk Driver (CoCoCBS)
  • Bike/Ped Upgrades Headed to Mill Valley’s Miller Ave (Marin IJ), Richmond Bay Trail Segment (RS)
  • CA Bike Fatalities Increasing With Ridership; SFGate Blogger Points to Helmet Use and Drinking

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Today’s Headlines

  • Golden Gate Bridge Ped/Bike Toll Narrowly Approved for Study (GM, Examiner, SFGate, SFBC, ABC)
  • One Car Occupant Dead, Three Injured in Solo Crash on Fifth Street Off-Ramp in SoMa (SFGate)
  • Muni’s 9-San Bruno Set to Get Bus Bulbs With Bike Lane Cut-Throughs (SF Examiner)
  • Muni Drivers Get More Bathrooms (SFBay); Old Buses Coming Out for Muni Heritage Weekend (SFGate)
  • More on Ped Safety Upgrades Coming to Two Blocks of McAllister Street in Civic Center (SFBay)
  • Mission Local Runs Into NACTO Planning Conference Goers on a Traffic Calming Tour in the Mission
  • After Threatening Punishiment for Prop B, Mayor Calls Apartment Association’s Attacks “Insane” (SFist)
  • Sup. Wiener Holds Hearing on Reducing Towing Fees for Car Theft Victims (SFBay)
  • Hayes Valley Housing Construction Puts All These Damn Walkways in Your Parking Spots (Hoodline)
  • Yellow Cab Resists Flywheel App in Favor of Company’s Own (SF Examiner)
  • New “Caltrain Commuter Coalition,” Including Tech and 49ers, Forms to Find Funding Solutions (SFGate)
  • Free BART Parking is Ending (NBC); TransForm: Fund BART Maintenance for World Series Crunches

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Today’s Headlines

  • Woman, 67, Killed by Tour Bus Driver in Crosswalk at City Hall Where She Worked (SFGate, ExamCBS)
  • One Block From the Crash, a Groundbreaking Ceremony Was Held for Ped Safety Upgrades (Hoodline)
  • Two Incidents of Reckless Curb-Jumping Driving Involve Violent Car Thief, Drunk Driver (Hoodline)
  • SF Apartment Association Campaigns Against Prop A Transpo Bond Out of Spite for Mayor Lee (SFGate)
  • Civic Center Parking Reserved for Twitter Conference Went Mostly Unused, Gripes Chronicle Columnist
  • Mayor Lee Says Ambulance Response Times are Improving, Refuses to Dismiss SFFD Chief (SF Appeal)
  • Cargo Bikes Could Be Crucial for Delivering Supplies in a Disaster, as SF Trial Race Shows (CityLab)
  • Tired of Driving Around Looking for a Parking Spot for Your Car? Pay Someone to Do it for You (SFGate)
  • Tired of Shuttling Your Kids Around in a Car? Pay Someone to Do it for You (Re/code)
  • Driver, 56, Crashes Into Restaurant in Dublin, Injuring Six People (CBS)
  • San Mateo Supervisors Approve Preliminary Design for Road Diet on Middlefield Road (Almanac)
  • Previously-Closed Bike Path to Levi’s Stadium to Be Open for Upcoming Game (Cyclelicious)

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Today’s Headlines

  • KQED Forum at 9 A.M: SFBC, Golden Gate Bridge Chief Discuss Proposed Bike/Ped Toll
  • SFCTA, Chamber of Commerce Heads: Better Transpo Needs Vocal Support From Community (Exam)
  • Supervisor Cohen’s Latest Cause: Reducing Temporary Parking Bans for Construction (SFGate)
  • Construction of Bulb-Outs, Bioswales Causing Traffic Hazards on Fell and Oak Streets (Hoodline)
  • More on the SFMTA Survey Showing Riders More Satisfied With Muni Service (SFGateSF Examiner)
  • SFSU Students, Faculty Suggest Bike-Share and Transit Passes for Unfunded Strategic Plan (GG Xpress)
  • SF Examiner Looks at the BART Board District 8 Race Between Josefowitz and Fang
  • BART Delayed by False Report of Man Stuck Under Train at Embarcadero Station (SFGate)
  • Bay Area Tech Worker Invents Gadget that Triggers Road Sensors, Turning Lights Green (CityLab)
  • Oakland Park(ing) Day Spot Leaves Community Wanting Permanent Installations (Oakland North)
  • Mixed-Use Oakland Coliseum Development Gets Major Investors (CBS, SocketSite)
  • Mercury Roadshow Tells Drivers How Alameda Sales Tax Could Fund Freeway “Flyover”

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Today’s Headlines

  • SUV Driver Intentionally Strikes 27-Year-Old Man at Mission and 17th Streets (SF Examiner)
  • Stolen Minivan Driver Who Killed Zachary Watson Charged With Murder (SFGateSF Examiner)
  • Enrique Peñalosa on Geary and Van Ness BRT: Why Keep the Parking? (SF Examiner)
  • More on the Proposed Golden Gate Bridge Bike/Ped Toll (SFGateCBSABC); SFBC Petitions Against it
  • Sean Parker Says He Just Wants to Help the Poor by Funding Cars-First Prop L (Fortune)
  • SFMTA Releases Survey on New Muni Light-Rail Vehicle Design (Hoodline)
  • 7×7 Takes a Close Look at the Transbay Transit District That’s Poised to Re-Shape SoMa
  • SF Weekly‘s Joe Eskenazi: BART Board Incumbent James Fang’s Campaign Funded by Contractors
  • Cabbies Say Uber and Lyft’s SFO Deal is Dangerous for Customers and Taxi Industry (CBSKTVU)
  • Palo Alto Neighbors Want Quieter Downtown Caltrain Station; City Explores Trench Idea (PAO 1, 2)
  • Caltrans Looks to Discourage “Freeway Jumping” Drivers in Marin County (CBS, PBB)
  • West Sacramento Tore Down a Freeway, Creating a New Urban Neighborhood (GJEL)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Elderly Man Critically Injured by SUV Driver at 10th Avenue and Geary (CBS)
  • More on the Death of Louis Van Velzen, Killed by Driver at Sloat and 43rd (KTVU)
  • People Behaving Badly: Many Drivers Drive in the San Jose Avenue Buffered Bike Lane
  • Muni Reports Few Problems With Commuter Shuttle Regulation Pilot (SFBay)
  • San Francisco, Silicon Valley Bike Coalitions Educate Google Bus Drivers on Bicycle Road Safety (SFBC)
  • Lyft and Uber Get Permits to Service SFO, Following Sidecar (CBSSF Examiner)
  • Uber Driver Pulls Passenger Out of Car Over, Throws Phone Over Address Dispute (CBS, NBC)
  • 68 SF Apartment Building Garages to Get Electric Car Charging Stations (Biz Times)
  • Officials Consider Fee to Walk and Bike on the Golden Gate Bridge (Marin IJ)
  • Bay Bridge to Get Temporary Paving to Smooth Bumpy Ride Caused by Steel Plates (SFGate)
  • Details on AC Transit’s Planned Expansion of Late-Night Transbay Bus Service (Oakland North)
  • South SF Looks to Enliven Downtown With Plazas, Housing Around Caltrain (Daily Journal)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Hit-and-Run Driver Hospitalizes Woman, 50, and Man, 80, at Turk and Mason (CBS)
  • Red Light-Runner in Last Week’s Car Crash at Octavia and Oak Had Stolen Car for Burglary (Hoodline)
  • Chronicle Op-Eds on Muni-Funding Prop B: For and Against
  • Matier & Ross: Prop A Will Help “Put Driving Last;” Quentin Kopp: Fund the Muni TEP? “What’s That?”
  • Survey: 14 Percent of Riders Say Muni is “Excellent,” 50 Percent Say It’s “Good” (SFBay)
  • Scenes From Yesterday’s Bustling Sunday Streets on Valencia, the Last of the Year (Mission Local 1, 2)
  • It Really is Unusual That the SEI Union is Backing Republican James Fang for BART Board (SFGate)
  • Bay Bridge Repair Plates Cause Drivers to Slow to a Crawl; Caltrans Removes Them (SFGate, KTVU)
  • San Mateo County Transportation Authority Wants Input on Five-Year Strategic Plan (SF Examiner)
  • SMART Board Plans to Buy More Rail Cars After Service Begins (Marin IJ)
  • Atherton City Council Takes Step Towards Studying Road Diet on El Camino Real (Almanac)
  • LA Joins SF in Banning MonkeyParking (CBS)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Easy Chang, 25, Arrested for August Road Rage Shooting of Pedestrian in Western Addition (CBS)
  • Parking Control Officers Call on DA Gascón to Protect Them From Violent Drivers (CBS, KTVU, Exam)
  • Golden Gate Transit Strike Cancelled After Tentative Labor Agreement Reached (CBSSF Examiner)
  • Join Enrique Peñalosa, Ciclovía Visionary, for a Ride to Sunday Streets This Weekend (SFBC)
  • Man Who Wrecked Muni Bus After Giants World Series Victory in 2012 in On Probation (SFist)
  • Muni Rider Shares Story of Riding 54-Felton Bus During Loma Prieta Earthquake (Muni Diaries)
  • Parkmerced Housing Redevelopment to Break Ground Next Fall (Biz Times)
  • 460 “Urban” Units Proposed Next to UCSF Parnassus to Redevelop Apartments With Carports (Biz)
  • BART Launches 18-Month Study to Find Solutions to Overcrowding (CBS)
  • San Jose Plans to Add Housing Density Close to Job Center to Alleviate Growth in Car Traffic (NBC)
  • Private Developers Look to Build Parking Structure in Downtown Palo Alto (Palo Alto)
  • Big Insurers Won’t Cover Ride-Share Drivers Because of Uncertainties in Law, Market (SF Examiner)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Bike Thief Attacks on Panhandle Cyclists Continue as SFPD Steps Up Patrols (Hoodline, KTVU)
  • Citywide Number of Bike Corrals Nears 60 (SFBC)
  • Two Years After SF Chronicle Report, Muni’s 10-Townsend as Unreliable as Ever
  • ADA Laws Do Not Require Transit Passengers to Give Up Seat to Disabled Riders (SF Weekly)
  • SF Examiner Overviews Prop A, the $500M General Obligation Bond for Transportation
  • SFPD Says Car Thefts Up 18 Percent in Last Eight Months (KTVU)
  • 25 Years Later, A Look Back at Freeway Collapses Caused by the Loma Prieta Earthquake (SFist, NYT)
  • Golden Gate Transit Drivers Prepare to Strike This Friday (Marin IJ)
  • SF Chronicle‘s John King: Fremont’s Planning Around Warm Springs BART “Puts SF’s to Shame”
  • 62-Year-Old Kurt Wehner, Cyclist Killed in Berkeley Crash, Found at Fault (Berkeleyside)
  • Man Killed on Tracks by Caltrain in Palo Alto (ABCKTVU)
  • GJEL Reiterates: 12-Foot-Wide Traffic Lanes Cause Speeding, Dangerous Streets

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Today’s Headlines

  • Man Biking With Chest-Strapped Baby Sues SFPD for Arresting and Choking Him, Taking Baby (SFGate)
  • Jeep Driver Arrested After Running Light, Hitting Cab at Octavia and Fell, Attempting to Run (NBC, CBS)
  • SFMTA Installs Daylighting, Signal Changes at Stockton and Sacramento After Woman Died (SFGate)
  • SF Bay Guardian Shuts Doors After 48 Years of Alternative Coverage (SF Weekly, KQED, SF Examiner)
  • SF Weekly‘s Joe Eskanazi: Prop A Transpo Bond Language “May” Be Too Permissive and Broad
  • Annie Alley in SoMa Under Transformation to Become Pedestrian-Friendly Plaza (SocketSite)
  • Private Parking Lots Charge $100 During Giants Games; Most of SF’s Street Parking Still Free (CBS)
  • SideCar Acquires Permits to Serve at SFO, Uber and Lyft to Follow (KTVU, SF Examiner)
  • BART Unions Won’t Back D4 Director and Bike Advocate Robert Raburn Over Treatment of Strikes (EBX)
  • Alameda County’s Transpo Funding Measure BB Gains More Support This Time Around (SFGate)
  • After Pedestrian Deaths, Mountain View Seeks Public Input to Make Intersections Safer (Peninsula Press)
  • At “Growth Without Gridlock,” Silicon Valley Leaders Talk Traffic Reduction Strategies (PTA)

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