Today’s Headlines

  • Isaak Berenzon, 78, Killed by Driver Crossing Sunset Blvd. at Yorba Street (SFGate, KTVU)
  • SFMTA Adopts Vision Zero (ABC, KQED, CBS), But Where’s the Action on Ped Safety? (SFGate)
  • SFBC: SFMTA Hasn’t Turned Talk into Action; Reiskin: “The Hard Part is the Public Process” (SFGate)
  • SFMTA’s Budget Outlook is Good, But Muni Fare Increases on the Table (SF Examiner)
  • Muni Reports Improved Metro Service (Examiner), Though Latest Breakdown Was Yesterday (Appeal)
  • Did You Know? To Stop, Muni Rail Vehicles Dump Sand on the Streets (SF Weekly)
  • Logo Designer Comes Up With Some Spiffy Ways for Muni to Re-Brand Itself (SF Weekly)
  • Supe Wiener Secures $9M to Repair Streetlights (SF Examiner)
  • Apparently This BMW Owner Doesn’t Care About Street Sweeping or Getting Tickets (Mission Mission)
  • Stanley Roberts and CHP Catch Texting Drivers in Oakland
  • More on Oakland’s Plans to Redesign Telegraph Ave. With Protected Bike Lanes (SF Weekly)
  • Tired of Carnage-Filled GoPro Videos? Cyclelicious Shows a More Typical Bike Commute

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • mikesonn

    We won’t have safe streets because LOS and hyperdemocracy. Great. Thanks, SF.

  • MadlyBranning

    What’s LOS and what are you referring to re “hyperdemocracy”?


  • murphstahoe

    Mike pointed out that GGT is moving their bus yard to Perry St between 4th/3rd. This is great news for cyclists as the GGT buses are the bane of the 8th Street bike lane.

  • p_chazz

    You would like fascism, Mike. Mussolini made the trains run on time…

  • p_chazz

    LOS = level of service. It’s a transportation geek term that refers to a measurement of traffic flow

  • mikesonn

    hyperdemocracy is where EVERYTHING that happens has to go thru multiple levels of watering down via endless public commenting periods. And @p_chazz:disqus forgets we live in a republic, not a democracy. I want my educated planners and engineers making decisions, not every parking space going up for a town vote.

  • aslevin

    Re: LOS – more specifically – it refers to the mid-20th Century practice of using automobile delay at intersections as the primary metric and goal of transportation and environmental planning. If a change will result in longer delays for cars at intersections, that is a problem that needs fixing by adding road capacity to make cars flow freely again, and lower density development.

    Using auto LOS as the primary planning tool results in a transportation system that gets worse and worse for transit, pedestrians, and cyclists, while not even solving traffic congestion problems. If you make alternatives impractical and unsafe, and have low-density development so people need to drive longer distances to get places, you get more traffic not less.

  • vcs

    Blame the educated planners and engineers who wanted to build an interstate freeway through Golden Gate Park. SF is this way for a reason.

  • p_chazz

    And the planned economy is so much superior to the market economy. Just look at how the Soviet Union outperformed the US economy, except it didn’t.

    Ever hear of the wisom of the commons, Mike?

  • jonobate

    So, you’re okay with the city-owned parking supply becoming part of the market economy then?

    The current parking situation in SF is the perfect example of a “tragedy of the commons”. Everyone wants free parking, which means that there’s never any parking when you need it.

  • murphstahoe

    Have you been to China lately?

  • mikesonn

    Call it whatever you want, people are getting hurt/killed on our streets. I’m sick of this everyday. Every damn day.