Today’s Headlines

  • Study: Mission Hit Hardest by Lung Diseases Linked to Highway Vehicle Pollution (SF Weekly, NBC)
  • Jennie Zhu Pleads Not Guilty to Vehicular Manslaughter Charges in Fatal Car Wreck (CBS, KTVU)
  • San Francisco Magazine Does a Nice Overview of the State of Cycling in SF
  • Parking Lots Give Way to Development in Upper Haight (Curbed SF), South Beach (SocketSite)
  • New BART Board Pres Joel Keller Wants to Ban Strikes (KTVUAppeal); Unions “Disappointed” (SFGate)
  • NTSB Releases Safety Recommendations in Wake of BART Worker Deaths (CBS, SFGate)
  • Bike Theft on the Rise at Oakland BART Stations (Oakland North)
  • With Growing Ridership, Golden Gate Transit Looks to Add Service Next Year (Marin IJ)
  • Are Transit Agencies Getting a Fair Slice of the Cap-and-Trade Pie? Green Caltrain Breaks it Down
  • Caltrain Riders Weigh in On Its Strategic Plan (Green Caltrain)
  • Solo Car Crash on 280 in Daly City Leaves Man Dead, Two Injured (CBS)
  • Mercury News Mr. Roadshow Readers Have Some Really Terrible Ideas

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • timsmith

    That study is not rigoruous to say the least. Basically a sloppy hit piece on walkable development, replete with spelling errors.

  • mikesonn

    Oh suburban Merc News readers, why can’t we all drive SOVs and still feel good about ourselves?

  • iskandr

    One of the standard ideas in sci-fi stories has been domes to preserve a clean atmosphere on a polluted planet. The better version would be SUV enclaves where the drivers could pollute at will but NO fresh oxygen would be provided.

  • Walk First SF has an online poll on how the city should prioritize $17 million in pedestrian improvements over the next five years. I’m sure the streetsblog readership would enjoy contributing.

  • @timsmith – Is it the study or the bad writeup that blames “density?”

  • Eric Fischer

    Jym, if you fight your way through the FPOS flash web site you can eventually get to the PDF report.

    The “density” reference in the report is to “density of blocks,” which appears to refer to smaller blocks, not to population density within the blocks. Their recommendation is for more greenery in block interiors, not for lower population density.