Today’s Headlines

  • SF Bicycle Coalition’s Noah Budnick: Bike Lanes Are About Giving People Options (CBS)
  • Five Years of Parklets: New Application Round Seeks Institutions; More on Prop B (SFGate)
  • Valencia’s New Exploratorium-Crafted Parklet Hosted By Boys and Girls Club (Mission Local)
  • Plaza Plans Unveiled for Trinity Place Development Between Market, Mission, and Eighth (Socket)
  • “Lyft Line” Carpooled Rides Have Made Up a Majority of Lyft Rides in SF This Year (Inc.)
  • SFO to Gather GPS Data on Ride-Hail Drivers Serving Airport (Almanac)
  • Plans for Three-Day Closure to Open New Presidio Parkway Viaduct in the Works (Marin IJ)
  • Person Killed on Tracks at Civic Center BART Station (SF Examiner)
  • Twitter Users Suggest BART Try Peak-Hour Pricing, Clean Stations in Online Forum (Public Press)
  • Lyft Drivers Complain After Company Backs Out of Promise of $1,000 Bonus (SF Examiner)
  • Big Rig Crashes Into Pittsburg Strip Mall (ABC); Crash Closes Caldecott Tunnel (Berkeleyside)
  • Palo Alto Council Selects Low-Key Design for Bike/Ped Bridge (PA Online)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • NoeValleyJim

    The SFMTA is looking for more people to join their online advisory panel. The time requirement has been about one hour a month so far. It would be great if more SF Streetsblog readers got involved in helping shape transportation policy.

  • murphstahoe
  • 94110

    Actually reading the Storify from the BART AMA is more interesting than the article.

    Escalators look like top issue, well above cleanliness. People mostly still haven’t figured out that cleanliness is related to restroom closures.

    One person did ask about the restrooms and BART is still getting away saying “Since 9/11 BART Police have recommended keeping [restrooms] closed for security and that recommendation has not changed.” Every time you smell pee in BART you should think about BART police.

    Restrooms were the third most popular tweet by favs/retweets, beaten out only by the BART cake and Powell Atari machine.

    Also, people are still asking about 24/7 service and haven’t started grilling BART about what it would take to single track through the Transbay overnight.

  • Who cares about giving “people” options? If they’re not going to drive their bikes correctly they should stay on the stationary trainers.

  • david vartanoff

    Agree wholeheartedly about restrooms. Those still open just “happen” to be in ‘hoods not so full of homeless–what has that to do w/terrorist threats??? (GP,BP,DC, WO,Maca, NB ECP,ECDN, everything S of LM and E of Maca.
    About 24/7, it mostly is an issue of pressure. BART HAS single tracked the tube in revenue service–I remember waiting at Montgomery for a full half hour. I have a request in to Ken Duron for summary records of how many crews are typically out doing overnight maintenance. We will see what the ## are.