This Week: Urban Biking, Affordable Housing, Learning from Seattle

Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday/tonight! Intermediate Urban Biking. Already feel reasonably comfortable riding your bike in the city? Have a good sense of your rights and responsibilities? Then it’s time for you to develop your skills even further. This brand-new classroom course teaches more advanced skills and techniques: riding in all […]

Today’s Headlines

  • Hit-and-run in SOMA leaves man with life-threatening injuries (Hoodline)
  • Protected bike lane near UC Berkeley nearing completion (East Bay Times)
  • BART has an excess of pre-loaded Clipper cards (SFGate)
  • Oakland housing construction is on track, but falling behind on affordable housing (Hoodline)
  • Caltrans is hiring (BakersfieldNow)
  • Guy with money rails against high-speed rail, but has no idea how it works (Bay City Beacon)

Get state headlines at Streetsblog CA, national headlines at Streetsblog USA

Roger is off today and will be back tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 15.

Photo: Anthony Quintano/Flickr

The 85th Percentile Rule Is Killing Us

Traffic deaths in the U.S. are mounting, reaching more than 40,000 last year, and, according to a recent draft report by the National Transportation Safety Board, speed is the overlooked factor. The NTSB reported that speeding accounts for about 10,000 deaths a year — as many as drunk driving. One of the agency’s key recommendation was to change the way […]

Today’s Headlines

  • BART Fare-Beater Crackdown (EastBayTimes)
  • Milpitas and Berryessa BART Stations Won’t Open Early (EastBayTimes)
  • Muni Will be Busy for ‘Outside Lands’ Weekend (SFBay, KGO)
  • Celebrate Cycling with East Bay Bike Party (Hoodline)
  • Awful Bernal Heights Bike Crash Captured on Video (Hoodline)
  • SFMTA Tows Away a Family’s Home (SFChron)
  • More on SF’s Leaning Tower (Curbed)
  • A List of SF’s Private Streets (Curbed)
  • Mapping SF’s Public Art (Curbed, SFChron)
  • Night Closures of Posey Tube (EastBayTimes)
  • Wheel Bus Route Adjustments (EastBayTimes)
  • Tour de Menlo Community Bike Ride (Almanac)

Get state headlines at Streetsblog CA, national headlines at Streetsblog USA

Today’s Headlines

  • BART Police Auditor Needs More Authority (EastBayTimes)
  • BART Attacker Appears in Court (EastBayTimes)
  • Knife-Wielding Man Threatens N-Judah Passengers (Hoodline)
  • Arrest for Deadly Reckless Driving (SFExaminer, SFChron, Hoodline)
  • So Much New Bikeshare (SFWeekly)
  • LimeBike Launch (SFBay)
  • Transit and ‘Outside Lands’ (Curbed)
  • Tenderloin Brain Mural Finished (Curbed)
  • Exception Sought for Hayes Valley ‘Formula Retail’ (SFExaminer)
  • Presidio Terrace, Privately Owned Street (SFGate, SFChron, KQED)
  • $500k to Turn on Embarcadero Fountain? (Curbed)
  • Commentary: Marin Bus Ridership Drop Should Raise Questions (MarinIJ)

Get state headlines at Streetsblog CA, national headlines at Streetsblog USA

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