Today’s Headlines

  • Caltrain Ridership Declines by 9.5 Percent in First Half of Fiscal Year (San Mateo Daily Journal)
  • Merc: "Bay Area has Some Catching Up to do on High-Speed Rail Stim Cash" 
  • Op-Ed: Washington Heard Calif. and SF "Loud and Clear" on HSR (SF Exam)
  • BART to San Jose Qualifies for Federal Funds (BCN via SF Appeal)
  • There’s Still Time to Tell the FTA to Stop Oakland Airport Connector Funding (Living in the O)
  • SF Supes Prez David Chiu Makes It Official: Building Shadow Measure Off Ballot (City Insider)
  • Donations Pour in for Daughter of Los Gatos Cyclist Killed by Driver (Merc)
  • Man Seriously Hurt After Being Hit by Driver in Santa Rosa Crosswalk (Press Democrat)
  • Republicans Pushing Measure to Roll Back California’s Historic Emissions Law (AP via CBS5)
  • Schwarzenegger’s Speed Camera Proposal Still Under Fire (Roadshow)
  • Plan to Spruce Up SoMa Alleys to Make Them More Ped, Bike Friendly (SF Exam)
  • Prius Owners Shell-Shocked By Safety Flaws… Imagine If They Heard Transit Is Safer, Greener (NYT)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • ZA

    Cleaning up SOMA alleys? Good start. How about some rapid permit modifications for adjacent businesses conditioned on alley maintenance and improvement?

    I could see alleys not useful to vehicles being narrowed with bollards for two-wheelers and the sidewalks widened for seats and tables. What worked for Melbourne could work for SF.

  • Caltrain ridership plunged 9.5 percent during the first six months of this fiscal year, Executive Director Mike Scanlon told the Peninsula Corridor Joint Powers Board yesterday.

    The good news, Scanlon said, is bicycle trips are up 30 percent.

    All those turkeys that said that the cyclists should pay more because we take up more room, please stand up. Those cyclists are propping up the ridership, with their bikes lining racks that are where empty seats used to be.