Today’s Headlines

  • Ask SFMTA Head Ed Reiskin “the Tough Questions” Tonight at Rescue Muni (SF Appeal)
  • Muni Bus Driver Kills Man on Mission and Fifth Street (SFGate, SF Examiner)
  • Hit-and-Run Driver Kills Bicycle Rider in Union City (CBS 5)
  • Garbage Truck Driver Kills Skateboarding Boy, Injures Another in Vallejo (SFGate)
  • Mayor Ed Lee’s D5 Supe Pick Likely to Tilt Board Toward Moderates (SF Examiner)
  • Merchants Hope Taxi Stands Breathe New Life Into Broadway (SF Examiner)
  • Great Highway Makeover Included in SPUR’s Ocean Beach Master Plan (SF Examiner)
  • Bicycle Bridge Over Hwy 101 Back on Santa Rosa City Council’s Agenda (Press Democrat)
  • SMART Critics Seek to Energize Drive for Repeal (Press Democrat)
  • One-Third of Drivers Admit to Driving While Asleep (CBS 5)
More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill
  • mikesonn

    Just be prepared for Reiskin to tell you that most of your questions have “already been fully answered in the past” but then not tell you what those answers are.

  • Davistrain

    As a lifelong observer of the public transit scene, it’s especially painful to me to read about a pedestrian being struck by a bus, streetcar or LRV.  It’s easy to point the finger if the vehicle involved is a privately owned car (or even moreso, a large SUV) but buses and trolleys are supposed to be “good things”, an alternative to selfish, “outta my way”
    personal vehicles.  Also, I was a bit surprised to read that the 5th & Mission victim was (as I recall) a security guard, not one of the “residentially challenged”, drunk or mentally impaired people often found in that area;

  • Icarus12

    Just read that in 1900 Parisians suffered 150 traffic deaths and 12,000 injuries — nearly all from horses and public transportation vehicles (trolleys, etc.).  Kind of puts today’s accident numbers in perspective.  (Source: Paris, Paris by David Downie)

  • Aaron Bialick

    Sure, but on the other hand, Copenhagen’s average number of traffic deaths is approaching zero per year.