Today’s Headlines

  • Hit-and-Run Driver Leaves Woman in Her 60s With Fractured Skull at Turk and Taylor (CBS)
  • Truck Driver Crashes Into Car Driver, Three Parked Cars, Overturns at 21st and Guerrero (ABC)
  • Drivers Complain to SFist After SFMTA Issues 9 Parking Tickets Despite Promises Not to During Storm
  • Muni Route Changes Coming to Potrero Hill (PV); Survey Says Neighbors Want a Shuttle (PV)
  • “LightRail” Art Installation on Market Street Set to Be Adopted This Week (SocketSite)
  • SPUR Overviews How SF, Oakland, and SJ Are Planning to Grow With Less Driving
  • New Eastern Bay Bridge Span Still Has 170 Dedicated Full-Time Employees (SFGate)
  • Sam Sause, 78, Killed by AC Transit Driver in Alameda (Alamedan, SFGate)
  • Undercover CHP Officer Who Pulled Gun at Oakland Protest Was Stopping Highway Blockages (SFGate)
  • BART’s $484M Oakland Airport Connector Broke Down on Friday (SFGate, KQED)
  • Richmond Program Helps Re-Unite Bike Theft Victims With Their Rides Using Social Media (KQED)
  • In San Jose, One District Sees an Unusually High Rate of Traffic Violence (Cyclelicious)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Mario Tanev

    I landed OAK last night (Sunday) at 8 pm and we were told the connector is out of service, that there is no shuttle, and to catch bus 73 instead. So, not just Friday.

  • Mario Tanev

    I still don’t understand why the SFMTA advertised lack of enforcement on storm Thursday. It was stupid and unnecessary. Now they are getting well deserved flack for it.

  • shamelessly

    Yeah, I took BART Sunday night from the East Bay to SF and there were regular announcements at MacArthur station that the OAC was out of service.

  • murphstahoe

    No kidding. If you are in a resource crunch and can’t enforce parking violations aggressively, well that’s just like any other day isn’t it? All that announcing a “policy” did was encourage blowback, and act as an encouragement to drive on a day people should probably been discouraged from driving.

  • david vartanoff

    About transit on Potrero Hill, the old #53 Southern Heights “Community Service” did much of that, but was axed in one of the Muni belt tightenings.

  • jd_x

    I never understood why heavy rains means people don’t need to pay to park. If anything, motorists should be paying more because they are clogging streets which make it more difficult for water to flow, emergency vehicles to respond to any incidents, utility company trucks to access power lines/downed trees, and free parking encourage more driving which is the last thing we need in severe weather. And like @murphstahoe:disqus said, if they don’t have the resources to enforce it, fine, but no need to make announcements about it.

    The car-centric insanity of our government never ceases to trouble me.

  • SF Guest

    SFMTA spokesperson Paul Rose said that “parking control officers are more focused on keeping traffic moving and keeping people safe.”

    Several motorists received tickets that day. Back in the DPT days their No. 1 priority was always keeping traffic moving and keeping people safe. I agree enforcement of parking is and should be secondary to safety and not because it benefits me as a driver.

  • murphstahoe

    Which makes one laugh that it would appear that meter violations and street sweeping violations are enforced aggressively, but the parking violations that have a safety component – double parking and sidewalk parking – are not.

  • SF Guest

    I do not defend double parking violations; however, do you realize they are not easy to enforce unless a PCO encounters it? By the time you call it in there’s a good chance they will have left by then. Sidewalk parking and 72-hour violations (both of which I have called in and was successful) are much easier to enforce since the period of violation in many cases is long enough to call in and take action. Again I do not condone or defend any parking violations.

  • SFnative74

    In 1873, the cable car was invented on a roadway on one of San Francisco’s steepest hills. In 2014, 141 years later, a nearly half-billion dollar cable car system that travels on a flat, grade-separated set of tracks breaks down twice in its first three weeks of service. Progress?