Today’s Headlines

  • Caltrans Installing Temporary Bay Bridge Fix (KTVU), Labor Day Opening Possible (ABC)
  • BART Considers Renting Hundreds of Buses in Case of August Strike (KTVU, SF Weekly)
  • Both BART Management and Unions Working Hard to Win Public Support (SF Business Times)
  • Stanley Roberts: Drivers Behaving Badly on I-80 (YouTube)
  • Hayward Installs 11 Bicycle-Shaped Bike Racks to “Promote Driver Awareness” (CoCo Times)
  • Pro-Sprawl Marin Activist Bob Silvestri’s Data and Analysis Are Flawed (Vibrant Bay Area)
  • Bay Bridge Landscape Subcontractor in the Market for Palm Trees (Mercury News)
  • Driver Convicted for Killing Motorcyclist Danny Dixon in East Palo Alto in 2011 (SF ExaminerKTVU)
  • Driver Crashes Into Novato Restaurant One Hour Before Students’ Concert (Marin IJ)
  • Driver Crashes Into Salon in Campbell (CBS, KTVU)
More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill
  • Mark Dreger

    Re: New Downtown Hayward Loop

    “The city looked at adding bicycle lanes when the loop, part of the Route 238 Corridor Improvement Project, was being designed, but there was not enough room, said Don Frascinella, Hayward transportation manager.”

    Really?! You need 5 lanes of one-way traffic – no room for even a 4ft bike lane.

    Pathetic. Good luck living in the 1950s.

  • foo

    Old people seem to get a thrill out of crashing their cars into stationary objects. I guess if you can’t find a farmer’s market, a store will have to do.

  • Andy Chow

    I think we have the technology to prevent the car from accelerating and hitting objects if the gas pedal is mistaken for brake.

  • mikesonn

    Yeah, retesting every year after the age of 60. It’s a new start up, hopefully it gets some VC money!

  • Andy Chow

    Go ahead to get a proposition on the ballot to do just that. Lets see whether the bike coalitions will get behind that and whether it will pass. Older people do consistently vote in large numbers.

  • mikesonn

    Why does that even need to be voted on?

  • Anonymous

    The proposition isn’t to yank their licenses – it’s to retest. Why should they be fearful of a retest? Why am I even asking?

  • Anonymous

    Forget the after 60 part. Retest every year.

  • Andy Chow

    Why you think a retest is somehow going to prevent or reduce the instance of people mistaken accelerator for brake?