Today’s Headlines

  • More Press on Mayor Lee’s Illegal Parking Habits (SFGate, CBS)
  • “Street Fight” Author Jason Henderson: Private Shuttles Should Stick to Traffic Sewers (SFBG)
  • Climate Change Warning Stickers for Gas Pumps Gain Traction With Sup. Avalos, Berkeley (SFBG)
  • Bike Upgrades Planned in Ocean Ave Revamp Limited to Green-Backed Sharrows at Best (SFBC)
  • Highway 280 is Closed for Construction North of 101 Interchange in SF (SFGate, ABC, SF Weekly)
  • SFPD Prepares to Crack Down on DUI Drivers on Fourth of July (SF Examiner)
  • Sunday Parking Metering Ends This Week, Except in Some Public Lots That Charged Originally (Weekly)
  • MonkeyParking Founder Coming From Italy to Defend App Against City Attorney (SFist, VentureBeat)
  • SFMTA’s New Interim Taxi Manager is Former Paratransit Manager Kate Toran (SF Examiner)
  • BART Delayed Simultaneously by Mechanical Problems, Search for Bike Thief (SFBay)
  • Mountain View Institutes Time Limits to Prevent Levi’s Stadium Fans From Parking Downtown (NBC)
  • USA’s First Cyclist Footrest Installed by Streetsblog Chicago Writer Steven Vance and Friend (CityLab)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • murphstahoe

    I read Caltrain’s Agenda for the JPB meeting. In May, Caltrain carried 57,000+ passengers per weekday, a number I would have considered unfathomable when I started riding in 1998 (~23,000 per day). This despite the private shuttles carrying thousands of potential passengers on the same general routing. The traffic on US-101 is horrible and probably drives the ridership some, but the traffic was horrible in 2000 and the ridership was less than half the current number.

  • jd_x

    What’s more unfathomable is that, even though ridership has nearly doubled, the Caltrain experience remains essentially completely unchanged since the introduction of the bullets. Service is still not frequent enough, ammenities poor (no wi-fi, nasty stinky bathrooms, janky trains, stations like 22nd St which is one of the most used but still doesn’t have basic digital signs or sufficient stairways, etc.).