Today Headlines

  • Rep. James Oberstar: Now’s the Time to Tax Mileage (AP)
  • 405 Freeway Widening Moving Forward in L.A. (LAT)
  • New Smog Report Card Gives Most California Counties an "F" (Merc)
  • 60 Percent of Americans Live in Unhealthy Air (Sac Bee)
  • What Does Arlen Specter’s Party Switch Mean for Climate Legislation? (Grist)
  • Lawyer for BART Officer Wants D.A. Removed From Shooting Case (SF Examiner)
  • More Rendering Detail of New Transbay Terminal (Curbed SF)
  • Scofflaw ATV and Dirt Bike Riders Menace New Haven Streets (Design NH via
  • Nap Time on Muni (Muni Diaries

Streetsblog San Francisco is in New York City this week for the Livable Streets Initiative party. We’ll have coverage of Thursday’s MTA meeting to adopt a final budget, but will be posting lightly. We’ll return to a normal schedule Monday.


Want More Parking in SF? Be Careful What You Wish For

The backers of Prop L think San Francisco can “restore balance” to its transportation system by, for example, building more parking garages. So what would SF’s neighborhoods look like, if only they dedicated more real estate to hulking monoliths of automobile storage? Tony Wessling used his photoshop skills to simulate that reality, and posted the “frightening […]

Roger Rudick Is the New Editor of Streetsblog SF

Thanks for your patience, Bay Area readers. The blog posts will soon be flowing like you’ve come to expect, because after a competitive search, we’re pleased to announce that Roger Rudick is the new editor of Streetsblog San Francisco. Roger is an experienced transportation journalist and activist who’s impressed us with his deep understanding of […]

Study: SF’s Severe Traffic Injuries Have Been Heavily Underestimated

The number of severe traffic injuries inflicted on San Francisco’s streets has been grossly underestimated, according to hospital researchers. In one year, more than 60 percent of San Francisco’s severe traffic injuries were not identified in SFPD reports — until now, the city’s sole source of injury data — according to a new study [PDF] by researchers at the SF […]