Today’s Headlines

  • San Francisco Nurse Killed by a Driver While Walking to Work (BCN via CBS5)
  • Couple Accused in Hit-and-Run Death of USC Student Refuses Plea Deal (LAT)
  • Muni Driver Commits Suicide by Jumping Off the Golden Gate Bridge (SF Weekly)
  • SF Examiner: "Group Seeks to Derail Subway Project"
  • "Cash for Clunkers" Senate Debate: McCain’s Talking Sense, Schumer’s Not (NY Daily News, CBS2)
  • Zipcar’s NY Promos Are Killing Its Livable Streets Cred (PSFK via NYFI)
  • Seattle’s New Light Rail Line Opens After a Very Long Gestation Period (NY Times)
  • GG Bridge District GM "Passed Over for Reno Job" (Marin IJ)
  • A Sunday Walk in the Mission District (Mission Loc@l)
  • Bixi Bike Share Program Demo Comes to Golden Gate Park (SF Gate)
  • Bicyclists Tackle SF’s Steep Hills in The Seven Hills of Hell Bike Tour (Bikes and the City)

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Today’s Headlines

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SFBC Issues Endorsements for Local Candidates in November Election (SFBike.org/vote) Mission Loc@l Profiles the Bike Coalition’s Valet Parking Crew, Who Park 10,000 Bikes a Year SF Seeks $52k in Legal Fees from Rob Anderson’s Coalition for Adequate Review (SF Examiner) SFMTA Will Install Speed Radar Signs on Masonic Avenue (BIKE NOPA) Young Driver Hits, Injures […]

SFBC: Golden Gate Bridge Bike/Ped Toll “Out of Sync With Bay Area Values”

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A toll for people walking and biking across the Golden Gate Bridge will be considered for study tomorrow by the Golden Gate Bridge Highway and Transportation District’s Board of Directors. The SF Bicycle Coalition is calling on sustainable transportation advocates to oppose the fee, calling it an tired idea that would discourage walking and biking. […]

BART Will Study Second Transbay Tube, West Side Extension

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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) […]

An Emerging New Bike Plan for San Francisco is a Bold Path Forward

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After four years of an agonizing bicycle injunction that prevented the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) from adding any significant improvements to the city’s bike network, a judge earlier this year finally freed the SFMTA to begin building out the city’s long-promised Bicycle Plan. In short order, the SFMTA made some very noticeable improvements, […]

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 […]