Today’s Headlines

  • Protests Lead to 4 BART Station Closures (SF Gate, SF Exam, Bay Citizen, Appeal)
  • FCC Probes BART’s Decision to Shut Down Cell Service (Bay Citizen)
  • NPR: “Cell Service Shutdown Raises Free Speech Questions”
  • BART Board Prez Defends Cell Shutdown Decision (Transportation Nation)
  • Member of Anonymous Talks to Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman (Video via YouTube)
  • Prominent SF Attorney Killed by Hit-and-Run Driver in Sonoma County (CBS SF)
  • SFMTA Chief Visits Muni Yard in His First Day on the Job (City Insider)
  • CPMC Makes Design Changes to Proposed Cathedral Hill Facility (SF Business Times)
  • Bicycling Magazine Names Healdsburg a “Cycling Hotspot” (Press Democrat)
  • New Mixed-Use Development May Come to San Rafael (Marin IJ)
  • Permitting Process Could Delay SMART Service by Up to 2 Years (Press Democrat)
  • Cycletrack Coming Soon to Site of Fatal Portland Hit-and-Run (Bike Portland)
  • Next Sunday Streets Set for Western Addition/NOPA on September 11 (BIKE NOPA)
  • Bike Activism in SF Goes All the Way Back to the 1890s (Ocean Beach Bulletin)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Kevin C

    If the people haven’t already seen the true authoritarian nature of BART, with the multiple shootings over the years, it’s pretty clear now.

    Shutting down communications is a common tactic by authoritarian regimes, such as the previous Egyptian government and many others (including the US).

  • mikesonn

    Healdsburg would be even more of a “cycling hotspot” if I could take the SMART there, ride around, maybe spend the night, and come back to SF the next day. Side note, Healdsburg will always be a beer mecca (Race 5 FTW) to me.

    This is mostly directed at Murph, but if anyone else knows, I’d love to hear of ways to get up that far via transit. As of right now, if we go that far north, we usually rent a car.

  • mikesonn

    Never mind, I just did a search. It’ll cost $11.50/person and takes 3+ hours.

  • mikesonn

    Jogger killed in River Road hit-and-run crash
    More info on the crash and picture of alleged vehicle.

  • I usually take one of the GGT express buses with bike, to Santa Rosa Piner/Industrial. If you can go on a weekday afternoon (2-7 PM, roughly), the commute expresses are pretty fast, very comfy, and most of them have Wi-fi (are you listening Caltrain?). I think the Clipper fare is around 8 bucks. I usually bypass transferring to SCT #60 and just ride to Healdsburg, takes me 45 minutes to an hour depending on my mood.

    You can actually take Amtrak from the Ferry Building but it’s not fast and is $35 (Bus to EMY, train to Martinez, bus to HBG).

    Or you can take the River Rock Casino shuttle to Geyserville for free 😉 Don’t think they’ll let you bring a bike though!