Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA to Begin Charging Private Shuttles For Use of Muni Stops (CBS, SFGate, Mission Local)
  • DPW Reports Steady Improvement of Pavement Conditions (Examiner)
  • Mother of Sophia Liu Speaks About the Crash That Killed Her Daughter (ABC)
  • Truck Overturned at 23rd and Castro (Castro Biscuit)
  • BART to Increase Price to Park at Stations This Month (SF Appeal)
  • Governor Brown’s Proposed Cap-and-Trade Funding Plan for CAHSR Leaked (SFGate)
  • KALW Reporter Takes an Urban Cycling Class From the East Bay Bicycle Coalition
  • Daly City Begins Free Shuttle Service Connecting Bayshore to BART (SM Daily Journal)
  • Oaklanders Fight Plans to Redevelop Alameda Point Over Expected Car Traffic (Alamaden)
  • Santa Clara County Looks to Make Its Expressways More Freeway-Like (Cyclelicious)
  • Elderly Pedestrian Struck by Driver in Walnut Creek (CoCo Times)
  • Greater Marin: Death of Olga Rodriguez in San Rafael Crosswalk Was Entirely Preventable

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • thielges

    Its currently illegal to *not* park a car in SF home garages: http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/A-push-to-abolish-ridiculous-S-F-laws-5119134.php

  • phoca2004

    I would be happy to this law be amended to state that if you don’t use your garage for your car, you lose your curb cut and all those places return to the parking pool. In exchange for the gained parking spaces, we could remove parking where needed to support safer streets for pedestrians and bicyclists.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    What prevents Oakland from tolling the bridges and tunnels leading to Alameda?

  • Prinzrob

    The KALW story was actually from 2 years ago, but then aired again yesterday. However, the information is still relevant and we here at the East Bay Bicycle Coalition like the piece and don’t mind them re-running it whenever they like. Our education program has grown more than 115% over the past two years alone, so there are more opportunities than ever before for people to attend one of these free classes, learn how to bike safely and courteously, and become more confident about riding in urban traffic. http://www.ebbc.org/education

  • p_chazz

    The bridges and tubes aren’t owned or operated by the City of Oakland.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    Sure, but not all of them lead directly to I880, for example the 29th/Park bridge. I guess what I’m getting at is what agreement, law, or fundamental principle guarantees people free transit from Alameda through Oakland.

    And I’ve always had the same question about Piedmont too, for what it’s worth.

  • p_chazz

    The High Street, Fruitvale and Park Street bridges are operated by the Alameda County Public Works Agency. The Bay Farm Island Bridge and the tubes are operated by Caltrans. Legislation at the county and state level respectively would be required to impose tolls. But why pick on Alameda and Piedmont? Why shouldn’t they have free access?