Today’s Headlines

  • VTA: Bay Area Bike Share to Launch August 28 (SF Appeal, CBS)
  • Driver Hospitalizes Pedestrian at Fulton and 25th Ave. Next to Golden Gate Park (CBS)
  • No BART Strike for Another 60 Days: Judge Orders Cooling Off Period (Examiner, Mercury, KTVU, ABC)
  • SFMTA Parking Control Officers Now Taking Photos of Violations for Evidence (SF Examiner)
  • SFPD Using New Twitter Account to Shame Bike Thieves, Post Pics of Recovered Bikes (SFist)
  • Two SFPD Cruisers Crash While Chasing Suspect in the Mission (CBSMission Mission)
  • Competition From Rideshare Drives Cab Companies to Step Up Their Game (SFBG)
  • Brand New Parklet Vandalized on Clement Street in the Inner Richmond (SF Examiner)
  • Photos of the Second 38-Geary Muni Bus to Catch Fire Last Week (Richmond SF, Muni Diaries)
  • SamTrans Begins Running New Consolidated ECR Route Today (SF Examiner)
  • Third Iteration of 3-Foot Bicycle Passing Bill May Have Senate Hearing Today (Cyclelicious)
  • CA Senate Tweaks Parking Impact Categorizations in CEQA Reform Bill (CP&DR)

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • mikesonn

    Will Bike Share be using parking spaces? I can’t wait for the uproars.

  • P-Dub

    What happen to the parklet on Valencia between 25th and 26th?

  • mikesonn

    Bikeshare already delayed one day:

    August 29th is the new launch day.

  • Mark Dreger

    Meanwhile, the SFMTA is raising speed limits on our streets… Laguna Honda and Woodside are now 35 mph.

    Not only that, they’re so clueless they forgot to remove the old signs.

  • Anonymous

    That picture needs it’s own streetsblog story. This is astonishing.

  • Mark Dreger

    I love how their planners brag about lowering speed limits and calming traffic around town, but over and over again the Westside gets the shaft.

  • mikesonn

    State law, design a street where people speed, raise the speed limit. #carlogic

  • Anonymous

    The Westside is shafting itself. By speeding on the roads, the traffic survey shows a higher average speed, and the city raises the limit so they can enforce by radar (as we know, the SFPD is roaming the streets with radar guns writing speeding tickets).

    I wonder – can cops use radar to write tickets in school zones, where the speed limit is set to a number far different than a traffic survey would produce?

  • Mark Dreger

    I’m curious as to how they justified lowering speed limits on several SOMA streets to 25 mph, when the 85th percentile would dictate far higher.

  • Anonymous

    “We expect to use radar to enforce traffic on Woodside, but that is not in our plans for SoMa, so we were not required to set the speed limit in SoMa based on the traffic survey”

  • Anonymous

    Increasing speed limits to cater to speeding motorists is yet another manifestation of the pro-car bias and double standards underlying the status quo.

    Imagine if we extended this principle of rewarding scofflaw motorists to include bicyclists. Where a majority of cyclists roll through a particular stop sign, replace it with a ‘merge’ sign!

    It’s easy to imagine the bike-haters’ response to that kind of proposal–law ‘n’ order! crackdown!–and now listen to the crickets as they conveniently ignore this gift to the most harmful of all road users.

    Bias, bias, bias.