Today’s Headlines

  • Man in His 60s Critically Injured by Tour Bus Driver at 7th and Mission (ABC, KTVU)
  • SFBG: Mayor Lee Has Failed to Deliver on Promises to Fund Bicycling, Pedestrian Safety Plans
  • SFMTA Announces New Diversion Proposals to Get Cars Off of Market Street (SFGate)
  • Proposal for $6 F-Line Fares Dropped by SFMTA (SFGate, SFBay)
  • Report: Muni Among the Nation’s Slowest, Most Costly Systems, But Has Low Fares (Examiner, SFGate)
  • SF Examiner Columnist: Central Subway Without an Extension is Built With “Tunnel Vision”
  • Drug Use, Bad Behavior in Plaza Off Sixth Street Leaves Neighbors Wanting it Gone (ABC, UA)
  • More on the Castro Street Groundbreaking (KQED, SF Appeal)
  • Uber, Lyft Insurance to Cover Drivers When They Aren’t Carrying Passengers (SFGateSFBG, KQED)
  • Caltrain Officials: Ridership Rise Will Continue With Upgrades More Than Job Growth (SF Examiner)
  • Bay Bridge Bike/Ped Path to Close Next Week for Ramp Connector Improvements (ABC)
  • Unlicensed Driver Hits 8-Year-Old Girl on Bike in San Mateo (CBS)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • aslevin

    SamTrans is running a pilot on-demand FLX service for two suburban routes that have low off-peak use. In the pilot phase you need to call a day in advance but will consider shorter windows if they find the call center can handle it (no problems so far…) In the strategic plan SamTrans says they are looking at “mobility management” – this article covers the FLX program and what Mobility Management might mean: http://www.greencaltrain.com/2014/03/samtrans-new-flx-service-mobility-management-and-the-rise-of-transportation-platforms/

  • coolbabybookworm

    I can’t wait for the changes on Market, they have the potential to improve the safety, experience, and reliability of using market as a bike, walking, and transit route/destination, but it’s going to be ANOTHER year for the new auto restrictions:

    “Early next year, additional mandatory turns are to be installed at Third, Fourth and Fifth streets and transit-only lanes would be extended eastward down Market.”

    Also, the tone of the article “drive cars off” “push cars off” was needlessly antagonistic, although I guess that’s to be expected.