Today’s Headlines

  • Chronicle Coverage of 17th Street Pedestrian Plaza (SF Gate)
  • SF Appeal: "MTA Sting Nets Disabled Parking Abusers"
  • SF Fire Investigators Probe Series of Car Torchings (SF Gate, SFist)
  • Americans Still See Cars as #1 Household Necessity (Toll Roads News via Planetizen)
  • Build More Parking, Says Parking Lobby (AP)
  • Plans for New Southern Santa Clara County City Shelved (Merc
  • The Greatest Threat to the Planet? Try Cul-de-Sacs (Net Density via Streetsblog.net)
  • Berkeley’s David Brower Center Opens (Greenorati
  • State Legislator Wants More Funding for Bicycle Trail Maintenance (SC Signal)

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SFMTA Report: JFK Protected Bike Lanes Have Calmed Park Traffic

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John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park is a bit calmer since it was reconfigured for San Francisco’s first parking-protected bike lane — and a majority of people like the change, according to a preliminary report [PDF] recently released by the SF Municipal Transportation Agency. Since JFK was redesigned, average speeds are down by two […]

Street Parking in SF: Fees for Car-Share, Free for Car Owners

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With hundreds of on-street parking spaces around San Francisco set to become available for car-share vehicles, the SFMTA plans to charge companies monthly fees for the conversion of curbside spots that are normally free. So while companies like City Car-Share, Zipcar, and Getaround  — which offer services that make it easier for residents to go […]