Today’s Headlines

  • Hit-and-Run Driver Injures Man in Tenderloin (SFBay); Driver Hits L-Taraval Train (CBS, SFGate)
  • Two Injured in Three-Car Crash at South Van Ness and 24th Street (Mission Local)
  • Construction on N-Judah Improvements Halted After Noise Complaints From Neighbors (SFGate)
  • Tang Requests West Side Transit Study (SFBay); Joe Eskenazi: Don’t Bill Muni for Free Passes (Exam)
  • SF Fire Commission Calls for Vision Zero (KQED); NextCity Compares SF and NYC’s Approaches
  • SF Cabbies Still Buy Taxi Medallions Despite Their Lower Value in Competition With Lyft, Uber (SFGate)
  • Comedian/Union Organizer Nato Green: SF Should Sue Silicon Valley for Not Building Housing (Exam)
  • BART Board Urges Restitution Charges to Be Dropped for Black Friday Protestors (Exam, CBSSFGate)
  • Berkeley Cracks Down on “Jaywalking” (Berkeleyside); Driver Kills Elderly Woman in East Oakland (ABC)
  • Richmond-San Rafael Bridge Could Get Bike/Ped Path and Third Traffic Lane by 2018 (Richmond Stan.)
  • Driver Kills Bicyclist on Hwy 85 in Sunnyvale (Mercury); Man Killed By Caltrain in Palo Alto (Mercury)
  • Hit-and-Run San Jose Driver Kills Woman in Her 60s Crossing Almaden Expressway (ABC)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Jeffrey Baker

    It would be pretty rich for SF to sue any other city for having too little housing. SF is far and away the regional champion for having way more jobs than housing. Every other city just wants to get part of that nut.

  • thielges

    The hit and run at Via Monte and Almaden Expy. in San Jose highlights the need to restore full crosswalks at intersection. Via Monte/Almaden has crosswalks on only 3 of the 4 crosswalk links. The victim was crossing Almaden on the south side of the intersection where there is no crosswalk. She could have used the other 3 crosswalks for the same journey but that takes more time and exposes you to 3X as many conflict points.

    It is no surprise that people attempt to cross on the side without a crosswalk because it is easier and faster. The county should restore the 4th crosswalk at this and other 3/4 complete expressway intersections. Create a new pedestrian phase for the new crosswalk when the button is pressed. If there’s not much pedestrian demand then it will have no substantial impact on expressway thruput. And if there is significant pedestrian demand then it should be served on equal grounds with automobile traffic. These 3/4 crosswalk intersections embody the county’s unstated policy that automobile traffic is more important than pedestrian traffic.

  • the_greasybear

    Proportionally, no–cities like Santa Clara and Sunnyvale double their respective populations during the weekday. San Francisco does not even come close to that mismatch.