Today’s Headlines

  • Could Planning Commission Pres Fill Chiu’s Supe Seat? (Examiner); Avalos: Ed Lee is “Beatable” (CBS)
  • The Hairball Still Sucks, and There Still Aren’t Any Plans to Change it (Potrero View)
  • Jarrett Walker Backs Muni’s Efforts to Replace Stop Signs With Transit-Priority Signals (Human Transit)
  • SFMTA Planner and Fellow Muni Riders Help Child Get Stolen Phone Back (SFGate)
  • SFMTA Explains How NextMuni GPS Works (Moving SF)
  • “Chariot” Crowdsources Private Shuttle Routes Muni Doesn’t Serve (TechCrunch)
  • SF Weekly‘s Joe Eskenazi Reminds Everyone that Meters Still Work on Veteran’s Day
  • SPUR: Urbanism Triumphed in Bay Area Elections
  • VTA to Delay Funding Application for Santa Clara BART Stations; Community Meetings Coming (GC)
  • New VTA Report Shows El Camino Real BRT Could Be Almost as Fast as Driving (Peninsula)
  • Man Sought After Pulling Gun During Parking Lot Road-Rage Incident in Palo Alto (NBC)
  • CAHSR Construction Will Proceed, Despite Worries Over Republican Majority in Congress (KQED)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • hp2ena

    It should be noted that the route Chariot is planning in question closely duplicates the 19 and 47 lines. However, neither lines serve the Marina, so it would be a good market to serve. At issue, however, is that they plan on running the route down Polk, which may make it less safe for cyclists to ride on Polk and potentially slow the 19 down, depending on where they place their stops. (From what I observed, Chariot locates their stops on either open parking spaces, loading zones, or garage entrances, which wouldn’t be a problem. But if the vans are loading passengers while double-parked on the street, that’s a problem.)

  • Fran Taylor

    You’d never know from the Potrero View article that plans to fix the hairball have actually been in the works for years:

    http://www.sf-planning.org/index.aspx?page=2626

    http://www.dot.ca.gov/hq/tpp/offices/ocp/completed_projects/ej_communityplans/D4_Cesar_Chavez_East/Cesar_Chavez-Potero-Bayshore-US101_Interchange_Study.pdf

    http://sf.streetsblog.org/2010/02/19/hairball-study-coughs-up-ideas-memories/

    Rather than just quotes from crabby drivers and neighbors who vilify homeless people, Potrero View readers could have used some real information. Maybe nearby residents would add their voices to those of bike and ped advocates who have been frustrated by official inaction on this monstrosity for years.

  • jonobate

    The comments about the homeless in that article completely miss the point. It’s become a homeless encampment because it’s a deadzone for pedestrians. If it was reconfigured as a regular surface level intersection, it wouldn’t be such a deadzone, and at least some of the homeless people would go elsewhere.