Today’s Headlines

  • New Mission Bay Warriors Arena Site Would Be Far From BART, Relying on Central Subway (CBS)
  • Sup. Scott Wiener Introduces Resolution to Develop Plan to Improve Late-Night Transit (SF WeeklyCBS)
  • SFMTA Proposes Focus Plan to Improve Muni Service to Low-Income Neighborhoods (SFBay)
  • Sunday Parking Meters: Does the SFMTA Board Just Vote for the Mayor? (SFBG)
  • SF Weekly: Corrupt Central Subway Contractors Don’t Draw Attention Like Corrupt Muni Drivers Do
  • Are SFPD’s Traffic Ticket Increases Working? Data’s Not in Yet (SF Weekly)
  • Update on Central Freeway Parcels Snagged Up for Housing Development (Hoodline)
  • SF Bicycle Coalition: Tell Caltrain to Include Bike Capacity in Electrification EIR
  • Palo Alto City Council Concerned About Proposed Power Station for Caltrain Electrification (Palo Alto)
  • Palo Alto Opposes MTC’s Forgiveness of $91M Loan From Dumbarton Rail for BART Extension (Mercury)
  • Alameda Considering SFPark-Style Smart Parking Meters (Alamedan)
  • DUI Driver Crashes Into West Oakland BART Pillar, Killing Teen Passenger in Car (KTVU)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • On the Warriors Mission Bay site: once the T-Third is connected to the Central Subway, that makes for a nice theoretical connection to other transit, but Muni would have to queue up a lot of trains for the post-game rush. Also, the current platforms are pretty narrow (http://goo.gl/maps/eIob2) and in the middle of the street, so they’d have to close off the NB street and/or have a lot of crowd control personnel on hand.

  • murphstahoe

    Fortunately they have 1/3 the attendance of the Giants. Unfortunately, the Giants also have Caltrain, Ferries, are a more reasonable walk to BART, and some of the fans stick around after the game because there are better neighborhood amenities near ATT Park.

    Hopefully the Arena brings more of those amenities to Mission Bay, but it’s a tougher sell for 41 basketball games instead of 81 baseball games, and the proclivity of baseball fans to go early and visit in the warmer temperatures of the baseball season.

  • Jamison Wieser

    It isn’t just ball games, the proposed arena is supposed to host concerts and other events as well. Could being smaller and indoors work to the arena’s advantage?

    Just ten years ago it was pretty sparse around AT&T er… PacBell Park too. A lot of the new storefronts were still sales offices and everything within the immediate block of a 4th & King was still under construction.

    Mission Bay seems to me like it’s at that stage and should just be a matter of time for it to build out a bit more and residents to move in and fill it out.