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Today’s Headlines

  • Two Pedestrians Injured By Drivers: Child in Mission Crosswalk, Woman on Brotherhood Way (CBS)
  • Pedestrian Scramble Signals Installed at Deadly Stockton and Sacramento in Chinatown (KTVU)
  • American Cyclery Set to Build Parklet, Sidewalk Revamp at Stanyan and Frederick (Hoodline)
  • ABAG Official Suspected of Stealing $1M Dedicated to Street Upgrades for SoMa Development (SFGate)
  • Distant School Assignments Require Many Students to Spend Hours Commuting on Muni (Public Press)
  • More on Sup. Wiener’s Election to Chair of SF County Transportation Authority Board (SFBay)
  • BART to Riders: Sorry, We Don’t Have Enough Train Cars to Serve Growing Crowds (Examiner, SFBay)
  • TransForm Creates a New “GreenTRIP” Certification for Developments That Encourage Active Transpo
  • Man Killed By Caltrain Outside Mountain View (ABC)
  • Atherton Votes to Sue Over Caltrain Electrification; Menlo Park Seriously Considering it (Green Caltrain)
  • Across America, Fewer People Dying Inside Cars (What About People Outside Cars?) (SFGate)
  • Everyone Forgets the “American Love Affair With Cars” Was Invented as a PR Campaign (WaPo, CityLab)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Polk Street Redesign Hearing Tomorrow (Examiner); Chronicle‘s Nevius: It Can’t Satisfy Everyone
  • SF State Gets Larger, More Wheelchair-Accessible Shuttles to Daly City BART (SF Examiner)
  • Sup. Scott Wiener Elected to Chair SF County Transportation Authority (Hoodline - Scroll)
  • MTC Launches “Vital Signs“ Website Showing Bay Area’s Progress on Better Transportation (ABC)
  • GJEL Dispels Misconceptions About Adding Third Lane, Bike/Ped Path on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge
  • Uber’s Joint Report With MADD Shows Service Reduces Drunk Driving (Biz Times)
  • Family of SJ Woman Killed by Racing Drivers Outbursts in Court: “Somebody Was Murdered” (CBS)
  • One of Two Hit-and-Run Drivers Who Killed Woman in San Jose Arrested (SFBay)
  • Drunk Driver Who Crashed into SamTrans Bus in South SF Sentenced to Year of Jail (Examiner)
  • South Bay’s Hwy 85 Could Be Widened for Express Lanes (Merc); 101 Could Get Toll Lanes (NBC)
  • Menlo Park, Atherton Still Considering Litigation Against Caltrain Electrification (Almanac)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Cars an Increasingly Popular Burglary Tool: Gold Thieves Crash SUV Into Wells Fargo Museum (NBC)
  • More on SFPD Traffic Company Commander Mikail Ali’s Transfer to SFO (SF Examiner, SFGate)
  • City Missing Nearly $1M in Developer Funds Earmarked for Ped, Park Improvements in SoMa (SFGate)
  • More Photos of the Rising Transbay Transit Center (Curbed SF)
  • Greater Marin: Golden Gate Bridge Median Barrier Has Enabled Drivers to Feel Safer Speeding
  • Bicyclist Dies Two Weeks After Hit-and-Run Crash on University Ave in Berkeley (Berkeleyside)
  • Alameda Set to Get Nearly $100 Million in Transit, Bike/Ped Upgrades From Measure BB (Alamedan)
  • East Bay Express: BART Board Right to Back Away From Fines for Black Friday Protesters
  • Teen Girl Struck by Driver While Biking to School in Fremont (Inside Bay Area)
  • Vigil to be Held for Kiran Pabla, 24-Year-Old Killed by Racing Drivers in East San Jose (NBC)
  • Palo Alto Will Collaborate, Not Litigate, to Address Caltrain Electrification Concerns (PAO, GC)
  • Google Tells State Officials It Will Create Own Safety Regulations for Self-Driving Cars (Biz Times)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Video Shows Muni 29 Bus Driver Running Red Light on Crossover Drive in Golden Gate Park (Weekly)
  • Petition Launched Against Transit-Priority Traffic Signal Planned for Haight and Scott (Hoodline)
  • “Chariot” Shuttle App Service Adds Route From Cole Valley to Downtown (TechCrunch)
  • Lyft Competes With Uber By “Matching Muni” (Biz); Uber Reports More Female Drivers Than Taxis (Exam)
  • SF Bicycle Coalition Reviews the Numbers on Polk Street, One of SF’s High-Injury Corridors
  • SF Planning Dept Pushes to “Bridge the Bay” With Priority Development Around Transit (SocketSite)
  • CHP Officer Hospitalized After Cruiser Catches Fire on Bay Bridge Treasure Island Off-Ramp (SFGate)
  • Driver Crashes Into San Bruno Pizza Parlor (CBS); Cyclist Killed on Hwy 85 was Drunk (Mercury)
  • Child Hit While Walking to School in San Mateo (CBS); Woman Killed By Racing Drivers in East SJ (ABC)
  • After Pushing Bike Lanes and Boulevards, Palo Alto’s Transportation Chief Resigns (Palo Alto Online)
  • Palo Alto Considers Caltrain Electrification Suit (PAO); BART SJ Extension Ahead of Schedule (CBS)
  • Marin Transit District Sees Record Ridership While Staying on Budget (Marin IJ)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Man in Tenderloin (SFBay); Driver Hits L-Taraval Train (CBS, SFGate)
  • Two Injured in Three-Car Crash at South Van Ness and 24th Street (Mission Local)
  • Construction on N-Judah Improvements Halted After Noise Complaints From Neighbors (SFGate)
  • Tang Requests West Side Transit Study (SFBay); Joe Eskenazi: Don’t Bill Muni for Free Passes (Exam)
  • SF Fire Commission Calls for Vision Zero (KQED); NextCity Compares SF and NYC’s Approaches
  • SF Cabbies Still Buy Taxi Medallions Despite Their Lower Value in Competition With Lyft, Uber (SFGate)
  • Comedian/Union Organizer Nato Green: SF Should Sue Silicon Valley for Not Building Housing (Exam)
  • BART Board Urges Restitution Charges to Be Dropped for Black Friday Protestors (Exam, CBSSFGate)
  • Berkeley Cracks Down on ”Jaywalking” (Berkeleyside); Driver Kills Elderly Woman in East Oakland (ABC)
  • Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Could Get Bike/Ped Path and Third Traffic Lane by 2018 (Richmond Stan.)
  • Driver Kills Bicyclist on Hwy 85 in Sunnyvale (Mercury); Man Killed By Caltrain in Palo Alto (Mercury)
  • Hit-and-Run San Jose Driver Kills Woman in Her 60s Crossing Almaden Expressway (ABC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • New GG Bridge Barrier Causes Drivers to Speed; CHP to Increase Enforcement (KRON 1, 2KTVU)
  • Proposed City Code Amendment Would Privatize Privately-Owned Public Open Spaces (SocketSite)
  • Uber Reports 11,000 Active Drivers in SF (Exam)
  • DMV Says “Ride-Share” Drivers Need Commercial Plates; Uber Bars Drivers Who Comply (Buzzfeed)
  • SF Bicycle Coalition Rides San Jose With the Silicon Valley Bike Coalition and Bike East Bay
  • BART Board Urged By “Black Friday 14″ Protest Supporters to Drop Demands for $75K in Restitution
  • Protesters Who Took Over San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Cited for Causing “Nuisance,” Car Crashes (PA)
  • Lake Merritt’s Revival Included Improved Pedestrian and Bike Access, Reduced Traffic Lanes (SPUR)
  • Palo Alto City Council Approves Two Bike Boulevards on Maybell and Churchill Avenues (PA)
  • Atherton Considers Suing Over Caltrain Electrification Environmental Impact Report (Almanac)
  • More on Assemblyman Levine’s Push to Fast-Track New Lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (ABC)
  • Man Run Over By Own Car in San Jose (CBS); Head-On Collision on Hwy 1 in Montara (ABC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Woman on Bike Hospitalized by Hit-and-Run SUV Driver at 19th and Capp Streets (Mission Local)
  • In Four Months, SFPD Has Only Cited Four Drivers for Violating CA’s 3-Foot Bike Passing Law (Examiner)
  • Balboa Park Citizens Advisory Committee Needs Members to Help Shape Streets (Ingleside Light)
  • KQED‘s Bryan Goebel Explains the Current Grand Vision for Transportation in the Bay Area
  • Survey: goBerkeley Demand-Based Pricing Made Parking Easier at Popular Destinations (Berkeleyside)
  • Bringing Your Bike on Bay Area Transit is Easier Than Ever (SFGate)
  • At Least BART’s Ticket Machines are Simpler Than the NYC Subway’s (Next City)
  • San Rafael Residents Concerned Plans for Bike/Ped Path Along SMART Are Incomplete (Marin IJ)
  • South SF Moves to Improve Access to Its Caltrain Station (Green Caltrain)
  • Palo Alto Competition Jury Selects Favored Design for Bike/Ped Bridge Over Hwy 101 (SFGate)
  • Metering Lights Coming to Hwy 85 in South Bay to Ease Congestion (ABC)
  • Mountain View City Council Looks to Develop Downtown Parking Lots (PT)

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Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Board Approves Free Muni for Seniors and Disabled Riders (ABC, SFBay, SFGateExaminer)
  • SFMTA Board Approves Seven Percent Muni Service Increase (SFBay)
  • Uber’s Market 3x Bigger Than SF Taxis (Biz Times); Lyft Looks to Catch Up in Funding (Biz Times)
  • Art Galleries to Check Out Within BART’s Reach in Oakland (KQED)
  • More on the Kirkham Heights Redevelopment: Car-Centric Relic to Be Brought “Up to Date” (Hoodline)
  • Downtown Berkeley BART Station Shut Down During Large Power Outage (ABC)
  • Protesters on San Mateo-Hayward Bridge Could Face Harsh Penalties Due to Related Collisions (ABC)
  • San Rafael Assemblyman Wants to Fast-Track New Car Lane on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (Marin IJ)
  • Atherton Mayor Disapproves of Caltrain Electrification After Environmental Review Approved (Almanac)
  • Pedestrian Killed in Downtown Santa Rosa After SUV Driver Crashes, Flips (ABC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • An Argument Against Free Muni for Seniors and Disabled Riders in Favor of Funding Service (Medium)
  • SF Bicycle Coalition Maps Top Ten Spots for #ParkingDirtySF Sightings
  • More on the Civil Suit Over Amelie Le Moullac’s Fatal Bike Crash With Trucker (SF Examiner)
  • Burglars Drive U-Haul Truck Into Patagonia Store to Steal Merchandise (NBC, KTVU)
  • Oakland Residents Collect Donations for Man Hit on Bike by Driver, Robbed by Bystanders (EBX)
  • Oakland Airport Connector Goes Out of Service Yet Again (SF Weekly, CoCo Times)
  • Racial Justice Protestors Take the San Mateo-Hayward Bridge (ABCKTVU)
  • Palo Alto Set to Approve New Bike Boulevard, Bike Ramp Near High Schools (PA Online)
  • Palo Alto to Hold Community Meetings on New Association Aimed at Reducing Driving (PA Online)
  • Marin IJ Calls for Enforcement of New Lower Speed Limits — On a Bike Path

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Today’s Headlines

  • At Hearing on Alamo Square Parking Permits, Opponents Defend Free Parking as a “Right” (Hoodline)
  • SFPD Helps Owner Recover Stolen Bike Registered on Bike Index, Listed on Craigslist (Mission Bicycle)
  • Panhandle Curb Ramp Reconstruction Progresses (Panhandle Park Stewards)
  • Mayor Lee Supports Free Muni for Low-Income Disabled and Senior Riders; Decision Tomorrow (SFBay)
  • Supervisor Mar Asks State to Decriminalize Youth Transit Fare Evasion (SFBay)
  • Friday Protests Lead BART to Temporary SF Station Shutdowns; Ridership Drops (SFGate, Exam, ABC)
  • More on Mayor Lee’s Announcement of Support for a Second Transbay BART Tube (SFGate)
  • How the New Bay Bridge East Span Was Designed to Be More Attractive Than Pragmatic (SFGate)
  • Today’s Caltrain Freedom Train Ride Celebrating Martin Luther King, Jr. Will Be the Last (Examiner)
  • Marin Advocate Concerned SMART May Remove Bike/Ped Paths From Rail Plans (Marin IJ)
  • Man in Wheelchair Killed by Driver While Crossing East San Jose Street (CBS)
  • Cyclelicious: Vehicle-to-Vehicle Communication Needs to Make People Walking and Biking Safer, Too

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