Today’s Headlines

  • Market and Octavia Right-Turn Enforcement Camera to be Installed in November (Examiner, SFBC)
  • Tomorrow: SFMTA to Host Facebook Question-and-Answer Session on Polk Street Redesign
  • Muni Bus That Ran Over and Killed Cheng Jin Lai on Bike Lacked Required Tire Guard (SF Weekly)
  • SFPD Trying to Determine if Driver or 12-Year-Old Girl “Was at Fault for Accident” in Bayview (ABC)
  • Rec and Parks Driver Who Killed Woman to be Charged With Manslaughter (NBC, KTVU, SFGate)
  • Details Emerge on BART Labor Deal (SFGate, MercuryKTVU, CBS); Strike Ban Gains Support (CBS)
  • As BART Crawls Back Into Service, Increase in Driving Comes With More Car Crashes (SF Examiner)
  • Muni’s Temporary Service Boost to Make Up for BART Strike Dealt Major Financial Blow (CBS)
  • Gov. Brown to Order Cooling-Off Period to Avert AC Transit Strike (CBS)
  • Who Doesn’t Want to Extend the Clement St. Farmer’s Market? Some Say It’s Too Popular (Richmond)
  • Bay Area Bike Share Gets Ink at Copenhagenize
  • KALW‘s Crosscurrents Devotes a Show to Discuss Google Buses and All They Stand For

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Johann

    Re: the MUNI bus tire guards, in my unscientific survey on my ride home tonight fewer than half of the buses on Market had tire guards installed. Frankly, I was a little skeptical of their effectiveness until I went to the manufacturer’s website and saw their 1980s-ish video of a live, human stunt man demonstrating their use. You’d never get me to deliberately put my head directly in front of a bus tire like that. Actually, the video is kind of funny…

  • Andy Chow

    As to the missing tire guard, many streets in San Francisco have poor pavement condition (especially on streets like Market and Van Ness). The bumps and potholes eventually will cause the tire guard to fall. Muni’s maintenance isn’t considered superior, and missing the tire guard isn’t enough of a reason to pull a bus out of service (if so then there would be even fewer buses out there to serve people).