Today’s Headlines

  • Activist Groups, Unions File CEQA Appeal Against SFMTA’s Shared-Stop Shuttle Pilot (SFGate, SFBG)
  • More on the SFMTA Budget: Board Looks at Inflation-Based Fare Hikes During Surplus (CBS, SFBay)
  • Sup. Campos, Vying for Assembly, Takes Credit for Free Muni for Low-Income Youth (SFBay)
  • KTVU Asks a Few People on the Street What They Think About Congestion Pricing
  • Motorcyclist Killed in Solo Crash in Golden Gate Park (SF Appeal)
  • SF Bicycle Coalition’s March Events Focus on Women (SFGate)
  • One-Way Electric Scooter-Share Company Opens Spot in the Inner Richmond (Richmond SF)
  • Some BART Cars Get Hot When Crowded Due to Air Conditioners in Need of Rehab (SFGate)
  • Alameda Point Redevelopment Planners Aim to Minimize Car Traffic (Alamedan)
  • Palo Alto Considers Program Allowing Workers to Swap Parking Permits for Caltrain Passes (PAO)
  • Menlo Park Driver Crashes Into Design Firm, Destroying Precious Models (Almanac)
  • Caltrans Deputy Director to Retire, Claims it Has Nothing to Do With Bay Bridge Faults (SFGate)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Joel
  • John Rogers

    With regard to the KTVU story on congestion pricing, plenty of fodder here for a study of media bias. “Most people we asked are against it.” They show one of them. They don’t show any supporters. “London has curbed traffic, but some merchants have complained.” No mention of benefits, environmental or otherwise, including impacts on pedestrian injuries which is supposedly the reason for the story.

  • gneiss

    With respect to the article on the CEQA appeal, this is yet another case where that law has become a catchall disruptive move for all kinds of protests that have nothing to do with environmental degradation, cheapening the value of that law and reducing the ability for public transport agencies to make changes. The protagonists even admit that they are upset by a loss of diversity in our city and yet say with a straight face that the legal challenge is about the ‘slowing down’ of MUNI. If they were really worried about that issue, those groups would also be in favor of increasing the number of meters in the eastern neighborhoods to reduce car circling and congestion pricing, which clearly they are not.

    It is pretty obvious from the comments by David Campos that this is simply a political move meant to raise his profile with Democratic activists and union members to help them to raise more money for his run for assembly in 2014.

  • voltairesmistress

    Yes. Another instance of the (putative) perfect acting as the enemy of the good.