Today’s Headlines

  • Cyclist Acquitted on DA’s Charges for Hitting Woman (KTVU); SFBG: Do Charges Show Gascón’s Bias?
  • SF Chronicle‘s John King: Car-Free Weekend on Lombard St Went Smoothly; CBS: It Was “Chaos”
  • C.W. Nevius on the Push to End Free Disabled Parking Placards (SFGate); Wiener Opposes it (CBS)
  • More on the SFpark Pilot Report and Plans for Expansion (SFGate)
  • SFMTA Board Expected to Approve First Round of On-Street Car-Share Parking Spots Tomorrow (SFBay)
  • SFMTA Hearing on Private Shuttle Regulations Draws Supporters, Tech Bus Haters (NBC, ABC 12)
  • Genentech’s Shuttle Operator Asked SFBC to Teach Their Drivers About Bike Safety (SF Weekly)
  • Bay Area Bike Share: The Latest Fashion Accessory (Mission Mission)
  • Community Meeting on Art Installations for Masonic Ave Redesign Planned Thursday (Hoodline)
  • Berkeley Considers Adding Climate Change Warning Stickers to Gas Pumps (Oakland Tribune)
  • Silicon Valley Companies Trying to Design New Car Tech That Doesn’t Distract Drivers (ABC)
  • CAHSRA and Amtrak Ditch Joint Bid for Money-Saving Train Manufacturer Contract (CBS)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Prinzrob

    It’s hilarious how CBS seems to think that tourists crowding Lombard Street on foot is a problem, as opposed to a feature.

  • Mario Tanev

    CBS, WTF.
    Wiener, WTF.

  • EastBayer

    “If this was a lower income neighborhood and they had this kind of traffic they would be in an uproar,” said Greg, a Lombard Street homeowner.

    My irony meter just exploded…

  • murphstahoe

    Regards the cyclist in Noe Valley who was charged with reckless driving after hitting a jaywalking pedestrian….

    http://sfist.com/2014/06/23/drivers_run_over_three_pedestrians.php

    As the “cause of the collision”—the pedestrian, Esparza emphasized, was
    not crossing at an intersection, and was “in the middle of the
    street,”—the injured pedestrian has been cited by SFPD for failing to be
    in a crosswalk.

  • TN

    This sfist article has nothing to do with the charges in the case that was recently tried. The article has to with accidents that happened on 6/21/14.

  • Prinzrob

    Also, in the CBS story they used the same clip of a honking driver two times. Apparently they weren’t able to find more than one neighbor willing to rage out on carefree tourists.

  • Prinzrob

    Regarding SFPD citing the pedestrian hit crossing Van Ness near Myrtle Street, wouldn’t a ticket at that location “for failing to be in a crosswalk” be invalid? Myrtle and Van Ness is not a signalized intersection, so it is therefore legal to cross Van Ness mid-block between there and either Geary or O’Farrell (not a great idea, but not illegal).

    Assuming that the pedestrian entered the street and the motorcyclist, exercising due care, could not avoid him, the pedestrian should at least have been cited for a violation of CVC 21954(a), and not for jaywalking (CVC 21955).