Today’s Headlines

  • Mayor Promises Mid-Market Street Revitalization (City Insider, The Snitch, BCN via CBS5)
  • BART Board Considering 10 Cent Transbay Tube Surcharge (SF Gate)
  • Divisadero Repavement Project Progressing; Completion Expected by March (BIKE NOPA)
  • Bay Area Air Quality District "Toughens Up Emission Rules" (SF Gate)
  • 62-year-old Man Hit and Killed by Driver in Downtown Gilroy (Gilroy Dispatch)
  • Sacramento Ranked Top Bicycle Commuting City in California (Sac Biz Journal)
  • Danish State Railways Offers Free Train Rides for Bicyclists (Copenhagenize
  • More People Are Embracing Trains as a "Green Alternative" (CNN via Planetizen)
  • New Zealand Train Station and Platforms Become "Plush Green Field" (Inhabitat)
  • Rainy Forecast Cancels L-Taraval Work This Weekend (SF Examiner

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