Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Delays Shuttle Stop Pilot Program; No Action to be Taken at Hearing This Morning (Examiner)
  • Muni Delayed by Nearly-Nude Man on Bus Who Demanded Rights at Sunday Meter Hearing (KTVU)
  • Castro Street’s New, Wider Sidewalks Opened in Time for Pride as Promised (Curbed)
  • Planning Department Developing Plans for Sidewalk Upgrades, Bulb-Outs on Ocean Ave (Curbed)
  • Moscone Center Makeover Set in Motion, Including Plans to Expand Pedestrian Space (SFBay, IMR)
  • “CARMAnation” App Lets Private Parking Space Owners Rent Them Out for Charity (Mission Local)
  • GJEL Identifies Five Major Gaps for Bicycling Around the Bay Area (Hint: Bridges and Freeways)
  • Man Lights Truck on Fire on the Bay Bridge (NBC)
  • Berkeley Poised to Get Its First Two Parklets This Fall, One in Crowded Gourmet Ghetto (Berkeleyside)
  • Stanley Roberts Catches Drivers Running Stop Sign at Mission Street in Daly City
  • Caltrain Producing Video With Tips on Riding With a Bike — Cyclelicious Offers Some
  • Milpitas Post: Holding Santa Clara County Transpo Tax for Another Election a Smart Move (Mercury)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Mario Tanev

    SFPark has released their long awaited evaluation, highlighting the benefits of parking demand management including Sunday meters (page 57):
    http://sfpark.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/SFpark_Pilot_Project_Evaluation.pdf

    City budgets are going to a hearing in TODAY. Ask the supervisors to reject the SFMTA budget until Sunday meters are re-instituted.

    Board of Supervisors Budget and Finance Committee
    Friday, June 20, 2014, 10 A.M. – Until the Last Person Speaks (Last year it was 3P.M.)
    City Hall, Room 250

  • thielges

    That GJEL list does cover some really glaring gaps like the Bay Bridge, but misses several gaps further south like:

    – San Mateo bridge

    – Highway 101 in the vicinity of the Capitol Expy. interchange. That is
    basically a freeway cloverleaf and most bicyclists will not feel
    comfortable weaving with 60MPH traffic

    – Hamilton Ave / Hwy 17 interchange. Requires cyclists to ride in the
    center of the center lane to avoid conflicts. Campbell streets
    department recommends to dismount and take the sidewalk. But this
    interchange is a half mile long.

    There are many more freeway-induced blockages like 101/Capitol in the south bay as well.

    As for the Bay Bridge, it would be great to get a half billion dollars to create that outrigger path but wow, what a price tag! A much cheaper option would be to create a flex lane on each deck and convert one to bike/ped depending on which direction the rush crush is bearing down on. Of course that’s going to raise some eyebrows since the bridge is already over capacity. But you never know, those flex lanes might end up transporting more people than the 10% roadway width that is lost to car traffic.