Today’s Headlines

  • Updated: Van Driver Kills Man in Crosswalk at Geary and 26th Avenue (SFGate)
  • More From Sup. Scott Wiener’s Hearing on Double-Parking (SF Appeal)
  • If You Don’t Register Your Bike, You’re Giving it Away (People Behaving Badly)
  • The Bold Italic Shows How Not to Lock Your Bike
  • Federal Judges in SF Rule Jury Should Decide Employee Status of Uber, Lyft Drivers (SFGate)
  • The Case for Revitalization of the Abandoned Muni Car Barn at Balboa Park Station (Ingleside Light)
  • New Caltrain/SamTrans Chief Named: Jim Hartnett, Long-Time Board Chair From Redwood City (Merc)
  • AC Transit to Boost Service on 17 Lines Sunday (CoCo Times)
  • Limiting Rental Bikes in Sausalito: At Least One Merchant Knows the Idea is Bad for Business (ABC)
  • MTC’s “Vital Signs” Website Shows North Bay’s Commuting Patterns (Marin IJ)
  • Concord to Install Sidewalks, Bike Lanes on Detroit Avenue (CoCo Times)
  • Menlo Park to Study Parking Removal on Santa Cruz Ave for Sidewalks, Buffered Bike Lanes (Almanac)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • gneiss

    SFGate is reporting that Alfred Yee, the 87-year old man who was walking across Geary at 26th has died. http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Man-87-struck-and-killed-in-S-F-crosswalk-6130165.php

  • jd_x

    And the driver was not even cited. Cops will give tickets for speeding, but not somebody *killing* a pedestrian *in* a crosswalk. Unbelievably disgusting at how biased SFPD is against anybody who isn’t driving. Sickening in fact.

  • RD Frazier

    Is there supposed to be a link for the Concord sidewalk and bike lane story?

  • RD Frazier

    Completely agree with you gneiss. Unfortunately this seems to be very common, not just in SF but most of the country. All a driver has to say is “I didn’t see them” and they walk. In circumstances such as this one I think the driver should be cited/charged with some sort of negligence but they usually are not.

  • Woops, don’t know how that got left out. Added it in.

  • jai_dit

    Sounds like you don’t live in the area, or at least haven’t spent much time around there. There’s a huge lack of services and community spaces in our neighborhoods around Balboa Park. Building a community center—which is what that project presents—would be fantastic, and it would give use to a currently-abandoned, run-down historic building. It’s definitely not a situation where they’re going to put in condos and nothing else, as is happening in so many other places.