Today’s Headlines

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  • Police Crackdown on Scofflaw Cyclists and Pedestrians? (SFist, SFGate)
  • BART Delays Caused by Disabled Maintenance Vehicle (SFGate, NBCLocal)
  • Two People Hit by Amtrak Train in Jack London (SFGate, EastBayTimes)
  • Caltrain will Have Free Train for MLK Celebrations (SFChron)
  • SF Looks at Expanding On-Street Car Share Parking (SFExaminer)
  • Sanctioned Encampments Coming to Oakland? (Hoodline)
  • Year-end Trends in Condo Sales (Socketsite)
  • Alameda Park Up for Approval (EastBayTimes)
  • New Offices Near San Mateo Caltrain (BizTimes)
  • Hydrofoil Water Taxis to Ease Bay Area Traffic? (SFist)
  • AC Transit in Movies (EastBayTimes)

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38 Geary, Pedestrians and Cable Cars in Union Square | April 28, 2016

Transportation Agencies Will Finally Measure the Movement of People, Not Just Cars

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Hundreds of billions of dollars have been spent in the quest for free-flowing vehicular traffic. The result is wider highways, more sprawl, and more people stuck in congestion. But this week U.S. DOT took an important step to change course, releasing new standards to guide how transportation agencies measure their performance. Advocates for transit and walkability say the policy is a significant improvement.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Pedestrians Killed by Truck in Cow Hollow (SFExaminer, Hoodline)
  • Body Found in Muni Tunnel (SFGate)
  • More on Tuesday BART Delays (SFExaminer)
  • Alameda Likes New BART-Linking Bus Line (EastBayTimes)
  • Symbiotic Relationship Between BART and Uber/Lyft? (SFChron)
  • New Art on Muni (Curbed, SFBay)
  • Bluegogo Bike Share Launching without Permits (SFExaminer)
  • Self-Driving Shuttles for Treasure Island? (BizTimes)
  • Oakland Aims to Avoid Evictions in Wake of Ghost Ship Fire (Kron4)
  • Novato Funds Downtown Train Station (MarinIJ)
  • Commentary: Good that SMART to Start Free (MarinIJ)

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Creating temporary and permanent public spaces should get easier with the "Public Places for People" ordinance. Photo: SFMTA

SPUR Talk: Streamlining Bureaucracies and Activating City Spaces

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This afternoon, at the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), a panel of public officials spoke about how San Francisco’s different departments are collaborating to create more livable spaces under the new “Places for People” ordinance, passed last year.  “Streets represent 35 percent of the city’s total area,” explained Robin Abad […]
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