Today’s Headlines

  • 86-Year-Old Driver Hospitalizes Mother and Daughter in Crosswalk at Stonestown Mall (KTVU)
  • Driver Who Killed Alfred Yee, 87, at Geary and 26th Arrested for Vehicular Manslaughter (SF Appeal)
  • SF Bicycle Coalition’s “Women Bike SF” Campaign Holds Events to Get Ladies Pedaling (SFGate)
  • Private Shuttle Services “Leap” and “Chariot” Aim to Fill Muni’s Gaps — With Perks (SFGate)
  • CityLab Mocks the “Ridiculous Luxury” Showcased in Leap’s Ad
  • Weekend BART Shutdowns Coming Between Coliseum, Fruitvale Stations for Track Work (SFGate)
  • Bay Bridge’s Chief Engineer Answers Questions About Cracks, Corrosion on Steel Rods (Modesto Bee)
  • East Bay Express Details the Top Ten Biking Projects Soon to Hit Oakland
  • Alameda Approves Lease for Ferry Maintenance Facility (Alamedan)
  • Hayward Mother, Child in Stroller Struck and Hospitalized by SUV Driver on Hwy 880 Onramp (KRON)
  • Airport Shuttle Driver Who Hit Pedestrian Pleads Not Guilty to Felony Reckless Driving Charges (SFBay)
  • 19 Cab Companies Sue Uber for Falsely Advertising Better Safety, Hurting Taxi Industry (CBS)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • coolbabybookworm

    Glad to hear that they aren’t writing it off as “a tragic accident” and are charging the driver who killed Alfred Yee and recognizing the driver’s negligence in failing to yield to a pedestrian. I don’t think the driver needs prison time, per say, but the community service and hopefully a license suspension would be good place to start.

  • murphstahoe

    Per the interwebs, the 86 year old who ran over the family at Stonestown was allowed to drive her car home.

  • coolbabybookworm

    That’s a separate incident and with no deaths, although still outrageous. The SFPD have also failed to do a real investigation of the cyclist who was killed at 14th and Folsom from what I’ve read as well. Still a lot of work to be done on Vision Zero.

    Perhaps a coincidence but the Richmond Station is the only one meeting their vision zero targets and Mar is a strong supporter of vision zero. Did they put pressure on the DA in a way that hasn’t occurred in other districts?

  • Andy Chow

    http://blog.transitunlimited.org/2015/03/private-vs-public-transit/

    Some believe that the affluent should be exposed to the rest of the community by riding on the same transit vehicle. I am not sure where this idea comes from, but I think it may be based on the notion that if they’re exposed more, they will be more likely to sympathize with the rest of the population and support policies that can lift them up. Regardless, class distinction is not illegal but very typical. Airlines and Amtrak offer first and business classes for customers who want better amenities even though the travel time is essentially the same as those in coach. Some transit agencies use motorcoaches with better seats for express, commuter oriented routes that charge premium fares.

    Despite the noble goal, if upscale transit does not exist, many affluent commuters may choose to drive which tend to have a larger negative impacts on the community. Even though San Francisco Muni does not nor plans to operate motorcoaches, it would rather be promoting inequality if Muni were to spend extra money to buy better buses to be more competitively serve high income riders.

  • 86 years old — and still allowed to drive? WTF?!

  • Sprague

    And even though the mother and her child had the right-of-way, as per the news report. Might not the SFPD be liable if this motorist were to maim again en route to her next destination? It also seems incredible that someone can drive again within hours of critically injuring a child.