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Today’s Headlines

  • Supes Vote Today on Transbay Development Tax, but Some Developers May Have Backed Out (SFGate)
  • Chronicle: Transbay Compromise “Unwarranted”; 48 Hills: Developers Must Pay More for Transit Growth
  • Housing Advocates, Human Services Network Join Mayor-Funded BeyondChron Against Wiener’s Prop B
  • “Political Activist” Op-Ed: Prop A Hides Its Long-Term Cost, While Prop B is Transparent (SF Examiner)
  • Bay Bridge Off-Ramp at Folsom Closes for Re-Alignment to Build Housing, Make Street Safer (ABC)
  • Pair Files Federal Lawsuit Against SFMTA Over False Disabled Parking Placard Ticket (SF Examiner)
  • More on the Woman Who Drove With a Parking Control Officer on Her Hood (KRON)
  • Nevermind Facts: KTVU Says Drivers are “Bracing for the Impact” of One Car-Share Parking Space
  • Cabbies Team Up With SFMTA Against “Ride-Share” Companies (SFGate)
  • MTC-Funded “Carma” App Offers Special Rebate for Bay Bridge Carpoolers (Exam); Lyft Buys “Hitch” (Biz)
  • Friends of Caltrain to Host Forum on Level-Boarding, Electric Fleet Design Decisions (Green Caltrain)
  • Berkeley Man Killed on Bike in Crash With Driver (Berkeleyside); Residents Call for Slower Traffic (KTVU)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Arrested for Killing Pei Fong Yim, 78, in Crosswalk North of Stockton Tunnel (KTVU, ABC)
  • Woman Drives With Parking Control Officer on Hood, Almost Entering Central Freeway (Hoodline)
  • Car Flipped on Oak at Divisadero; SFPD Officer: “An Accident is All it Was” (Hoodline)
  • Pedestrian, Muni Rider Injured After 71 Bus Driver Hits Person Walking at Market and Seventh (Appeal)
  • Mayor Signs Contract for New Muni Trains (SFGate, CBS); Current Trains Used to Collect Data (Exam)
  • Park(ing) Day Returns (Curbed, CBS), But it May Be Vanishing in the Age of Parklets (Mission Local)
  • The Richmond’s First On-Street Car-Share Parking Spaces Are Being Installed (Richmond SF)
  • Many of SFMTA’s Parking Meters Still Say Parking is Not Free on Sundays (CBS)
  • Update on the Castro Street Revamp (Hoodline); Sidewalks to Feature Castro History Facts (BAR)
  • Why Castro Street Was Connected to Divisadero Street (Hoodline)
  • Perspectives From Oakland and Berkeley on CA’s New Three-Foot Bike Passing Law (Oakland North)
  • Man Killed by Driver in South SF While Walking on Road Without Sidewalks or Lights (KTVU)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Mayor Lee’s Cryptic Dismissal of Cars-First Prop L: “I’m Not Worried About it” (SFGate)
  • SF Celebrates Its Ninth Park(ing) Day Today (CBS)
  • Driver Plummets Over Cliff, Crashes into Yellow Taxi Lot in Potrero Hill (KRON)
  • Stolen Car Driver Crashes Into Other Driver at Bryant and 18th, is in Critical Condition (Mission Local)
  • Haight Street Contra-Flow Bus Lane, Bulb-Outs at Market Street to Be Completed in October (Hoodline)
  • SFBC Survey Identifies Embarcadero’s Most Dangerous Intersections, Top Concerns Among Members
  • New Cruise Ship Terminal Opens at Pier 27  (SFGate)
  • State Insurance, Collision Liability Standards for Uber, Lyft Drivers Signed by Governor Brown (SF Appeal)
  • Eight-Car Wreck Closes Eastbound Hwy 80 in Emeryville (SFGate)
  • SMART Board Rejects Grand Jury Recommendations on Financial Oversight, Delays (Press Democrat)
  • Survey Finds 91 Percent of Marin, Sonoma County Residents Would Use SMART (MarinIJ)
  • San Jose Moving Forward With Downtown Ban on Sidewalk Biking (Cyclelicious)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Advocate Op-Ed: Vote Yes on Prop B for Population-Based Transpo Funding Increases (SF Examiner)
  • Another Transit Advocate Op-Ed: Prop L Proponents Want More Socialist Subsidized Parking (Westside)
  • SFMTA Board Approves $3.5M Contract for Central Subway Turnaround Loop in Mission Bay (Examiner)
  • SFPD Releases Sketch of Driver Who Shot Pedestrian at Broderick and Golden Gate (SFist, SFGate)
  • Taxi Drivers Sign Up to Unionize to Gain Health Benefits, Combat “Ride-Share” Apps (SF Examiner)
  • Elementary School Bus Chronically Late Due to Car Traffic; Pickup Times Moved Earlier (SF Examiner)
  • VTA Says it Won’t Slow Trains to Allow Cars to Leave Levi’s Stadium More Quickly (Cyclelicious)
  • Mercury News Tests New 3-Foot Bike Passing Law on the Road With Silicon Valley Bike Advocates
  • Use Parking Lots for Housing? Google Employees Have Already Done That (BBCBiz Times)
  • SMART Loses $20M Federal Grant for Extension to Larkspur (Press Democrat)
  • 11-Year-Old Iliyah Porter Killed in Solo SUV Crash on Highway 280 in Burlingame (KTVU)
  • Mother of Teen Killed by Freight Train Raises Track Safety Awareness in Emeryville (SFGate)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Mayor Lee Rides Muni (SFGate)
  • SFBG: Mayor Lee Has Pitted Affordable Housing, Transportation Advocates Against Each Other
  • Sup. Eric Mar Wants Bike Access on Muni Light Rail, More Bike Racks on Buses (SFBG)
  • Sunset Tunnel Muni Upgrades Postponed Until November Due to Discovered Pipe Damage (Hoodline)
  • Sup. Breed: SFFD’s Neglect to Address Shortages is Delaying Emergency Response Times (SFGate)
  • Comstock Saloon Owners Want Protection From Errant Drivers at Columbus and Kearny (KTVU)
  • Bold Italic and Stanley Roberts Explain the New 3-Ft Bike Passing Law; Mission Local Explains Bike Laws
  • More on Taxis’ ”Decimation” at the Hand of ”Ride-Share” Apps (SFGate); Sidecar Raises $15M (Biz Times)
  • Golden Gate Bridge District Machinist Union Strike Doesn’t Affect Commutes (ABCSFBG)
  • Former Sup. Olague Urges BART Labor Talk Reform (SFBG); CityLab Spotlights BART’s Next Trains
  • Caltrain Seeks Developer to Turn 2.7-Acre Parking Lot Into Housing at Hayward Park (Daily Journal)
  • DMV Mandates Permits for Self-Driving Cars on California Streets, Issues 29 of Them (KTVU, SFGate)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Driver Crashes Into Saloon at Columbus and Pacific, Injuring Two; Arrested for Possession (ABC, Appeal)
  • Man Injured, Possibly by Driver, on Park Presidio (Exam); Driver Hits Pole at 19th and J. Serra (Xpress)
  • SFMTA Launches New Survey on Revised Proposals for Irving Street Transit Bulb-Outs
  • SFMTA: Taxi Use Drops as “Ride-Share” Grows (SF Examiner); State Says Carpools Illegal (Biz Times)
  • Sup. Tang’s “Sunset Blueprint,” Community Transpo and Development Plan, is First of Its Kind (Examiner)
  • School Board Meeting Draws Mixed Views on 351-Unit Development at 16th Street BART (SF Examiner)
  • Chronicle Columnist Carl Nolte: Fillmore Street, a Cross-Section of SF, is Best Experienced on Foot
  • More SF Kids Using “Balance Bikes” (KALW); Marin-Based Org Takes City Kids Out for Rides (SFGate)
  • GG Bridge District Union Strikes; Bus/Ferry Service Unaffected (Exam); GG Transit Service Changes (GM)
  • CA’s 3-Ft Bike Passing Law In Effect Today (SFGateMerc); Mercury Roadshow Accused of “Cyclist Bias”
  • 49ers May “Slow Down Train Service” to Let More Cars Leave Levi’s Stadium After Games (Mercury News)
  • When Driverless Cars Hit CA Streets, How Will Insurance Work? (NBC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Taxi Driver Hospitalizes 11-Year-Old on Bike Near 22nd Street Caltrain Station (CBS)
  • Red-Running Driver Cited After Crashing Into Minivan, Sending it Into Shop at Battery and Pine (ABC)
  • GG Bridge District Bus and Ferry Workers Could Announce Strike Today (SF Examiner)
  • First Debate in BART Board Race Tonight (Exam); Caltrain Seeks Input on New Train Design (Exam)
  • More on the “Don’t Block the Box” Campaign Being Considered by the SFMTA (SFGate)
  • North Beach “Poet’s Plaza” Could Come Next Year as Former Sup. Alioto Raises Funds (SF Examiner)
  • Bay Area Bike Share Could Get Boost From New National Bike-Share Association (SF Examiner)
  • SFMTA Adds More Green Paint to Embarcadero Bike Lanes (SFBCMission Mission)
  • Notes From a Community Meeting on Improving Palou Ave, Moving Bike Route in Bayview (D10 Watch)
  • Tour Bus Dumps Gas on Geary, Tying Up Traffic at Union Square (SF Appeal)
  • Lanes Adjusted on GG Bridge Approach for Presidio Parkway Work “May Cause Accidents,” Says CBS
  • Traffic, Transit Moves “Relatively Well” at Levi’s Stadium’s First 49ers Game in Santa Clara (SFGate)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Supervisors Finally Approve Siemens Contract to Build New Muni Train Fleet (SFBayBiz Times)
  • Tour de Fat Bikes and Beer Festival Returns in Golden Gate Park Tomorrow (Hoodline, SFGate)
  • BART Inspects Train Wheels, Finds 23 Flaws on 20 Trains (CoCo Times)
  • After Report, BART Board Promises to Change Negotiation Tactics, Union Relations (SFGate)
  • Drivers Complain About Getting Tickets for Stopping in Bus Zone at Lake Merritt BART Station (KTVU)
  • State Report Shows Poor Condition of Bay Area Streets Cost Drivers $2,206 Per Year (Mercury, SFGate)
  • Two Oakland Crossing Guards Share Experiences of Protecting Kids Walking to School (Oakland North)
  • Fremont Tears Down Building to Extend New “Main Street” (Mercury News)
  • After Removing Red-Light Cameras, South SF Steps Up Enforcement at Dangerous Intersections (Exam)
  • Mountain View to Host Bike Plan Public Workshop Monday, Launches Survey
  • 48 Hills: Why Does Mountain View Get to Not Build Housing Near Google, “Outsourcing” Its Problems?
  • One Dead, Two Injured in Crash After Driver Goes Wrong Way on Hwy 280 in Los Altos Hills (NBC)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Mayor-Funded BeyondChron Editor Campaigns Against Muni-Funding Prop B in SF Examiner Op-Ed
  • Mother, Son Sentenced to Community Service for Disabled Parking Placard Fraud (SFGate, CBS)
  • Woman Jumps in Front of Muni Train at Van Ness Station, Survives (ABCSF Examiner)
  • Commenters Suspicious of New SFMTA Blog (Weekly); Muni Employee Arrested for Stealing Gas (Exam)
  • Mission Bike Shop Owners Report More Competition in Recent Years (Mission Local)
  • CA’s New 3-Foot Bike Passing Law Goes Into Effect Tuesday (NBCStreetsblog LA)
  • Uber Sued for Service Dog Discrimination (Exam); Berkeley Considers Ride-Share Regs (Berkeleyside)
  • More on BART’s Train Rehabs and Crowding (ABCCBS), Labor Negotiations Report (KQEDSFBG)
  • Curb-Jumping San Mateo Driver Slams Into Special Needs Students Walking on Field Trip (ABC, KRON)
  • Parking Permit Zones in the Works in Downtown Palo Alto (PAO), San Mateo Near Caltrain (Daily Journal)
  • South SF to Remove Red-Light Cameras After Technical, Administrative Errors (Daily Journal)
  • SJ Proposes Sidewalk Biking Ban (Cyclelicious); Mill Valley Police Put Bike Speed Monitor on Trail (PBB)

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Today’s Headlines

  • Transbay Developers Agree to Original Tax Rate Over Longer Time; Vote Postponed (SFGate)
  • Former Sup. Chris Daly: Transbay Developers Have a History of “Bait-and-Switch” Stunts (Examiner)
  • Why Are Muni Riders Paying a Quarter More While Drivers Get Free Sunday Parking? (SF Weekly)
  • F-Market Streetcar Collides With Tour Bus at Market and Stuart Streets (SFGateNBC)
  • Chronicle‘s John King Admires SF’s Pocket Parks and Plazas Converted From “Scrap” Space
  • Parking Restrictions on Large Vehicles Push Homeless-Owned RVs Into Potrero Hill (CBS)
  • More Than Usual, BART Train Cars Out of Service For Maintenance, Causing More Crowding (SFGate)
  • Consultant Report to BART: Start Labor Talks Earlier to Avoid Strikes (SFGate, SF Examiner)
  • BART Oakland Airport Connector’s $6 Fare Fine With Some Mercury Roadshow Readers
  • Caltrain Seeks Public Input for Design of Future Electric Trains (SM Daily Journal)
  • People Behaving Badly: Google Bikes Being Found Far From Company Headquarters
  • Bike-Ped Bridge Over Tracks Funded in Santa Rosa (CBS); Palo Alto Opens Design Contest for Bridge

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