Today’s Headlines

  • Mayor Lee’s Cryptic Dismissal of Cars-First Prop L: “I’m Not Worried About it” (SFGate)
  • SF Celebrates Its Ninth Park(ing) Day Today (CBS)
  • Driver Plummets Over Cliff, Crashes into Yellow Taxi Lot in Potrero Hill (KRON)
  • Stolen Car Driver Crashes Into Other Driver at Bryant and 18th, is in Critical Condition (Mission Local)
  • Haight Street Contra-Flow Bus Lane, Bulb-Outs at Market Street to Be Completed in October (Hoodline)
  • SFBC Survey Identifies Embarcadero’s Most Dangerous Intersections, Top Concerns Among Members
  • New Cruise Ship Terminal Opens at Pier 27  (SFGate)
  • State Insurance, Collision Liability Standards for Uber, Lyft Drivers Signed by Governor Brown (SF Appeal)
  • Eight-Car Wreck Closes Eastbound Hwy 80 in Emeryville (SFGate)
  • SMART Board Rejects Grand Jury Recommendations on Financial Oversight, Delays (Press Democrat)
  • Survey Finds 91 Percent of Marin, Sonoma County Residents Would Use SMART (MarinIJ)
  • San Jose Moving Forward With Downtown Ban on Sidewalk Biking (Cyclelicious)

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  • Fran Taylor

    I invite everyone who’s dismissed community demand for transit down eastern Cesar Chavez, “But the #48 goes down 26th Street, just one block away!” to check out the KRON story, “Driver Plummets Over Cliff…” for some visual understanding of why this “one block” is rather daunting. The #48 might as well be on the moon to people trying to reach a workplace on Cesar Chavez.

  • murphstahoe

    Not to mention it goes down 24th from origins in Noe/Mission, not Chavez, so you have to walk to CC in the first place (a real drag if you are in Bernal). A bus going down CC would serve that demand and by then heading over to Caltrain would provide much better service to the train than the 48 which really bogs down in well, pretty much the entirety of its route. As someone who has a Caltrain bent I would say “Pennslyvania” but even if such a route went to 3rd to service more local employment and then back on 22nd, it would beat the 48 hands down. Taking those two constituencies you could build a pretty nice route.

  • 94110

    I would love to see the second bore of Tunnel 2 (south from 22nd St Station to Cesar Chavez) opened up as a pedestrian and bike route. I’ve been unable to find any information about its current state (or its history) but it would make 22nd a viable option for Caltrain riders who don’t drive in a way that the 48 does not.

    I’ve also suggested to SFMTA that there should be a bus shelter for the 48 there as it’s not a welcoming stop to wait at.

    Everything San Francisco does seems to be focussed on keeping people away from that Caltrain station.

  • Take the bus shelter from the 22 on 18th St at Pennsylvania. 2 stops before the end of the line, never used.

  • 42apples

    The SMART survey is completely useless. Landline phone interviews and 41% 60+? I’m 100% sure that fewer than 65% of nearby residents will take SMART once a week or even once a year.

  • murphstahoe

    I’ll say this for the advocates in SF. The Central Subway started construction and the focus of people who think that project was ill-advised switched to making lemonade out of lemons.

    In Sonoma and Marin, SMART has laid dozens of new miles of track – this project will actually launch this decade – it would not be shocking at all to see trains running in 2 years from now. Yet there is non-trivial energy trying to stop a project well into construction.

    Perhaps because the Central Subway was opposed by transit activists who considered it a poorly designed project and bad use of scarce transit dollars, and SMART was opposed by a more tea loving faction.

  • murphstahoe
  • p_chazz

    The route could start at 30th and Church and run via 30th, San Jose, Cesar Chavez, Pennsylvania to 22nd. Return via 22nd, 3rd, Cesar Chavez, San Jose, 29th, Church to 30th. It would connect the J, 24, 36, 14, 12, 67, 9, 48 and the T. Call it the 34 Cesar Chavez.

  • murphstahoe

    Doesn’t capture the center of Noe or West Portal and Miraloma. Run it down Clipper.

  • It certainly took him a lot of balance to keep from getting knocked off the hood of that car.

  • p_chazz

    Good idea. I was thinking of a community service bus, but you are suggesting a crosstown line. I like that better.