Today’s Headlines

  • Twin Peaks Tunnel Tracks to Be Replaced, SFMTA to Hold Community Meetings (Hoodline, SFBay)
  • “Labor Harmony”: Supes Rejected Amendment to Urge Study of Shuttle Impacts on Streets, Rents (Exam)
  • Muni 71-Haight/Noriega to Be Re-Branded as the Old 7 (Hoodline)
  • SFGate Readers Want Better Transit; Muni Diaries Lists A Few Reasons Why Muni Sucks So Often
  • SPUR, SF Parks Alliance Launch Action Plan for City to Implement 13-Mile Southeast Blue Greenway
  • 28 Condos Proposed in the Marina With 42 Parking Spaces for “Neighborhood Sensitivity” (SocketSite)
  • UCLA‘s Parking Revolutionary Donald Shoup, Father of SFPark‘s Principles, Announces Retirement
  • Ignoring Shoup’s Work, Menlo Park Considers All the Wrong “Solutions” for Downtown Parking (Almanac)
  • Berkeley Approves Plan to Relax Parking Requirements for Most In-Law Apartments (Berkeleyside)
  • Construction of Larkspur Bike/Ped Bridge to Close Sir Francis Drake Blvd for Two Nights (Marin IJ)
  • Google Files Patent for External Airbags on Driverless Cars to Protect Pedestrians (CityLab)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • murphstahoe

    The external airbags concept isn’t really reassuring me about the efficacy of self-driving cars 🙂

  • Andy Chow

    I don’t think they really work anyway. Regular airbags work well only for adults secured with seat belts, and not babies and young children.

    Google doesn’t have to prove that it is effective when getting a patent.

  • Volvo came out with a similar pedestrian airbag thing a few years ago, although I haven’t heard much about it since.

  • murphstahoe
  • gary

    WOW! were you the one filming?

  • murphstahoe

    Not me – video was sent to me by Paul McKenzie, the very skillful captain of the tandem. His Garmin pegged him at 36 MPH, the speed limit is 35.

  • “Do not stand near street with anything that may be launched into the air by a driverless airbag and create a dangerous situation.”

  • I hope the Blue-Greenway plan includes making some sort of decision on those signs the Lefty-O’Doul Bridge people posted which makes it seem like bikes aren’t allowed on the sidepath, or provide an actual, reasonable route for bikes if they are decided to actually not be allowed there.

  • gneiss

    The driver who passed them is the very definition of a douchebag. If it wasn’t for your friend’s exceptional spidey sense, he would be seriously injured or worse. It’s unfortunately there’s no way to present this to police and have them to sanction the driver.

  • baklazhan

    I had the same happen to me while heading north into the Presidio along Presidio Ave. Caught up with the person at the bottom of the hill, at the stop sign. He just kept staring straight ahead, and wouldn’t look at me. Hard to understand what people like this are thinking…

  • murphstahoe

    Not just the cyclist – the oncoming car, the truck was well over the double yellow when they met

  • twinpeaks_sf
  • gary

    If the truck had hit the oncoming car, the cyclist too would have been very seriously hurt or killed. The cyclist just squeaked by in fractions of a second.