Today’s Headlines

  • Six, Including Ped, Injured in Two-Car Wreck at 7th and Harrison After Driver Runs Red Light (KTVU)
  • Chron Looks at DA‘s Efforts to Charge Drivers; More on SFPD’s Bike to Work Day Wiggle Sting (SFBG)
  • Fundraiser for Boy Hit on Bike on Fulton (OBB); School Bus Driver Injures Students in Bayview (KRON)
  • Octavia Blvd Shown Off to Other City Leaders (SFGate); New RPP Zone for NOPA in the Works (Hoodline)
  • Supes Set to OK Plaza Management Program (Exam); Planning Commission Appts Up to Chiu (Exam)
  • Crime Down on Muni (SFGate); Transit-Oriented Development Planned at Market and Van Ness (SFGate)
  • Housing Advocate Op-Ed Calls for Google Bus EIR (SFGate); SF Examiner Tests SV Commute Options
  • In Pacifica, Battle Continues Over Widening a Stretch of Highway 1 (SF Examiner)
  • 49ers Threaten to Block Hotel, Entertainment Center in Santa Clara to Keep Car Parking (SFGate)
  • Extra Morning Run for Larkspur Ferry to SF Made Permanent (Marin IJ)
  • Berkeley Robbers Use Car to Break Into Apple Store, Run Off With Goods (CBSBerkeleysideNBC)
  • BART on BRT Alternative to OAC: “No One Thinks Buses Are the Way to the Future” (KTVU)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • In order to reduce car crashes and illegal driver behavior in SOMA, it is obvious that street design changes and enforcement are useless. It is only by giving cyclists in the Wiggle tickets that car drivers in SOMA can be tamed. This is because (little known to cyclists but cleverly intuited by SFPD) there is a strong psychic connection between Wiggle bicyclists and SOMA drivers! In fact, it may be called a psycho-socio worm tunnel where bicyclist behavior directly affects driver behavior two miles away. By giving tickets to cyclists who coast through stop signs in the Wiggle, SFPD is dampening down the anarchy-nihilism quotient transmitted by psychogenic long sine waves. This anarchy-nihilism quotient among cyclists has long been suspected of creating reckless driver behavior and now SFPD is bravely acting to counteract this nemesis. Kudos to SFPD for being on the forefront of this sophisticated new police technique!

  • Remy Marathe

    Good thing cops are spending time ticketing bicyclists on the wiggle. It’s obviously helping a lot.

  • Dave Moore

    I realize that the sfbg used the word as well, but standing on a corner waiting for people do something is not a sting.

    wiki: “In law enforcement, a sting operation is a deceptive operation designed to catch a person committing a crime. A typical sting will have a law-enforcement officer or cooperative member of the public play a role as criminal partner or potential victim and go along with a suspect’s actions to gather evidence of the suspect’s wrongdoing”

  • Andy Chow

    The problem that OAC has is that it can only function as a feeder to BART. Even if the travel time is shortened and frequency is improved, the ridership potential nonetheless is limited. The bus alternative would make the existing service to provide experience comparable to OAC but with much lower operating cost to make the service self sustaining.

    There’s nothing wrong with APM technology in an airport environment, but many of those systems either function as the only transportation between the terminals/gates behind security or have multiple functions outside security. AirTrain in JFK for example provides transportation between the terminals, rental car, long term parking, in addition to the NYC subway. The newly opened APM in Phoenix also serves long term parking besides the light rail. A system with multiple functions can replace other buses serving terminals (with improved traffic, pollution, and operating costs) and have a larger user base to financially support the system.

  • EastBayer

    I really can’t believe the blatant lies BART has gotten away with concerning AirBART. It’s a 12-minute trip, maybe 15. Not “18 minutes but that’s only if you get green lights at all 9 intersections”. On the BART website they even say “the AirBART shuttle trip takes approximately 15 minutes” – which does not sound like it’s describing a best-case scenario of hitting all green lights.