Today’s Headlines

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  • Supes Delay Action on MTA Budget; Rejection Threat Looms (SF Examiner)
  • More on the Suspension of Proof of Payment Stings from SF Examiner
  • BART Close to Hiring New Police Chief from Fairfield (SF Gate)
  • Calif. Watch: Federal Climate Bill Would Whack Part of State’s Landmark Law 
  • Transpo Officials Getting Ready for July 1st Bridge Toll Increases (SF Gate)
  • Noe Valley Merchants Association Votes to Support Plaza (NBC Bay Area)
  • Temporary Transbay Terminal Nearing a Summer Opening (ABC7)
  • On SF Drivers Who Don’t Like Stopping for Pedestrians (SF Appeal
  • When a Barnes Dance Isn’t a Step Up for Pedestrians (GGW)
  • SF Grand Jury Issues Report on State of Bicycling (City Insider)
  • How Streetsblog Contributor Matt Baume "Caught the Bike Bug" (The Bold Italic)

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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 […]

Census: SF Has Enough Street Parking Spaces To Fill CA’s Coastline

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Clarification: California’s coastline (840 miles) is shorter than the end-to-end length of SF’s on-street parking spaces alone (900 miles). This post originally compared it to the length of SF’s total public parking supply (1,451 miles long), which is actually longer than the United States’ west coast from Mexico to Canada (1,360 miles). Here’s a point […]

Muni’s 76x-Marin Headlands Express Service Begins This Weekend

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The 76-Marin Headlands, a lightly-used route that has the lowest on-time performance of any Muni line, will be converted into a new route starting tomorrow that is expected to improve reliability, run more frequently, and better serve popular destinations. The revamped line, dubbed the 76x-Marin Headlands Express, will also run on Saturdays in addition to […]

A Reminder: Congestion Pricing Will Save Lives

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Congestion pricing resurfaced this week thanks to an SF Examiner article that was picked up by several other media sources, rightly framing it as a way to save lives. The Examiner highlighted a Department of Public Health report from 2011 [PDF], which estimated that in 2015, if drivers were charged $3 for heading into downtown […]

Bicyclist Killed by Muni Bus on 6th Avenue in Inner Richmond

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UPDATED Friday, 9:05 a.m. A 22-year-old bicyclist named Derek Allen was killed by the driver of a 44-O’Shaughnessy on 6th Avenue between Geary Boulevard and Clement Street late Thursday afternoon in the city’s second bicyclist fatality of the year. (The raw video above is from CBS5). A spokesperson for the San Francisco Medical Examiner’s office […]

Driver Kills Cyclist Charles Vinson, 66, at 14th and Folsom

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Update: SFPD issued a response below. Charles Vinson, 66, was struck by a driver at 14th and Folsom Streets in the Mission yesterday and died from his injuries today. A witness saw the driver of a Honda Civic “blow through a red light and strike the bicyclist as the bicyclist waited for the light to turn green,” according to the […]