Today’s Headlines

  • Sup. Scott Weiner Calls Hearing to Address Near-Term Muni Light Rail Fixes (SF Examiner)
  • Feds Give SFMTA $9M to Buy 12 New Muni Buses (KTVU)
  • Five Years After Google Buses Arrived In Noe Valley, Do Pros Outweigh Cons?
  • California PUC Hearing Will Reevaluate Regulations on Ride-Share Companies (Biz Times)
  • Taxi Companies Prepare for Slow Business This Winter (SF Examiner)
  • Anonymous Man in Safety Vest Directs Traffic at 3rd and Howard (SFist)
  • More on Collision that Ended High-Speed Chase Through Downtown SF (SF AppealDaily Journal)
  • Sunday Streets in Excelsior Welcomed by Some Neighbors (SFGate)
  • New Bay Bridge Already Corroding? (SFGate); People Behaving Badly: Tourists Drive GoCar on Bridge
  • GG Bridge District Strike Means Crowded Buses, Bridge Traffic (ABC, CBS)
  • Van Driver, Passenger Killed After Crashing into SamTrans Bus in San Mateo (ABC, KRON, SF Examiner)
  • Oakland Wins $3.2 Million Grant For Bike/Pedestrian Bridge at Lake Merritt (East Bay Express)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • BBnet3000

    The original idea of retrofitting the old Bay Bridge eastern span is looking better every day.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    Great news about the lake merrit bridge. Going that route today is a miserable and dangerous undertaking. Even the mayor managed to mumble appropriate bike friendly words for the occasion.

  • Prinzrob

    The grant covers design and engineering, but passing Measure BB on the November ballot in Alameda County will go a long way towards actually getting the bridge built. With all the new construction about to happen in the Brooklyn Basin area, this bike/ped connection is becoming increasingly more important.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    I agree the connection between Toxic Acres and Lake Merritt area and Lake Merritt BART specifically will make the difference between a major benefit to Oakland or a disconnected, car-choked eyesore.

  • Bruce

    It was never really an option. That span was so seismically deficient, no amount of retrofitting could have kept it up in a major quake.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    Your comment seems to presuppose that the new span will stay up in a major quake.