Today’s Headlines

  • Pedestrian Killed While Walking in the Crosswalk in the Sunset District (SF Gate, KTVU)
  • More Evidence People are Driving Less and Taking Public Transit (TSTC via Streetsblog Network)
  • VTA Says Its Ridership is Up (Merc)
  • Miles of New Pedestrian and Bicycle Paths Being Planned for Marin (Marin IJ)
  • Companies Ordered to Stop Polluting Port of Stockton, San Joaquin River (ENS)
  • SF Mayor Committed to High-Speed Rail? (Fog City Journal, SF Examiner, The Overhead Wire)
  • New Group Links Rail Advocates (The Hill)
  • New Eastern Bay Bridge Span "Safe" After Cracked Welds Discovered (Coco Times)
  • Developer, Tribe Sued in Richmond Land Deal (Coco Times)
  • Scientists: Climate Change Has a Firm Grip (LAT)
  • National Conservation Area Would Cover Half a Million Acres in Six Counties (Sac Bee)


BART Will Study Second Transbay Tube, West Side Extension

Updated 11:06 p.m. with comments from BART Board-elect Nick Josefowitz. BART says it will formally study the decades-old ideas of building a second Transbay tube and extending service to SF’s western neighborhoods. Ellen Smith, BART’s acting manager for strategic and policy planning, recently told a SF County Transportation Authority Board committee (comprised of SF supervisors) […]

San Rafael Meets its New Train

In a previous post, Streetsblog got caught up on the Sonoma Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) project. A week later Marin County transit fans got a treat, with the arrival of the first Diesel Multiple Unit train at the new San Rafael station. The public got to board the train and have a look around. […]
A rendering of the bridge bike and ped path. This will soon be changed into another car lane if pro-car politicians in Marin and elsewhere have their way. Image: MTC/HTNB

Marin Supervisor Asks Officials to Study Converting Future San Rafael Bridge Bike and Ped Path into Another Car Lane

Note: GJEL Accident Attorneys regularly sponsors coverage on Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog California. Unless noted in the story, GJEL Accident Attorneys is not consulted for the content or editorial direction of the sponsored content. A Marin County Supervisor, who represents San Rafael, apparently wants to look at nixing plans for the long-planned bike and ped path on the […]

Mayor’s Transpo Chief: “Let’s Be San Francisco and Take Down the Freeway”

The idea of removing the northern section of Highway 280 near Mission Bay is gaining more traction as planners look for ideal ways to usher in high-speed rail and transit-oriented development in downtown San Francisco. At a SPUR forum yesterday, Mayor Ed Lee’s transportation policy director, Gillian Gillett, sketched out a proposal to follow in the […]

Planning for the Future of San Francisco’s Hub Neighborhood

About a hundred planners, developers, neighbors, and interested citizens crowded into a conference room at One South Van Ness yesterday evening for a presentation from the San Francisco Planning Department on their plans for the area immediately around the intersection of Market and Van Ness, also known as the Hub. The Hub, of course, got its […]