Today’s Headlines

  • Cable Car Operator Critically Injured by Driver While Working at Washington and Jackson Streets (CBS)
  • Six Vehicles Damaged in Crash After Police Chase From Oakland to Market and Gough (SF Examiner)
  • Motorcyclist Killed in Bay Bridge Crash, Closing Four Westbound Lanes Near Treasure Island (CBS)
  • BeyondChron‘s Randy Shaw: “Walkability, Not Street Parking, is Key to Reviving Urban Neighborhoods”
  • Residents Prepare for Full Van Ness Traffic Closure for CPMC Tunnel Construction (KTVU)
  • Two Arrested for Grabbing Man’s Bike in the Mission (Exam); Instagrammer Photos “Bikesters” (BI)
  • Greater Marin‘s David Edmondson Maps Old Railroads That Once Connected the Bay Area
  • More on the Worrying State of BART’s Poorly-Maintained Tracks (NBC)
  • Caltrans Finds Bay Bridge Anchor Rod Might Have Snapped After Installation (SFGate)
  • Palo Alto, Other Peninsula Cities Excluded From Bike-Share Expansion Due to Low Usage (PA Online)
  • San Mateo Looks to Raise Downtown Parking Meter Rates to Manage Demand (SM Daily Journal)
  • Who is Liable in a Self-Driving Vehicle? (GJEL)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • Frappes

    This BART track maintenance thing is very unsettling!

  • hp2ena

    Waiting for the cable car on Powell between Washington and Jackson is so dangerous because the width of the travel lane, coupled with the many curb cuts, invites drivers to speed. I’ve almost been hit many times there trying to board. They need to calm that block somehow.

    Was the driver charged? I’m very sure this driver violated the ‘Do Not Pass’ rule, for one, in addition to an assault charge. Hoping the conductor makes a full recovery.

  • Mario Tanev

    Really Randy, where were you when Sunday meters were being removed? That’s right, you supported your master Ed Lee.

  • omaryak

    Bikeshare in Palo Alto is a crying shame … that area is crying out for an alternative to infrequent buses and insufficient rail coverage. The stations at the moment are packed too close together and aren’t located anywhere people need to go (like Stanford games and shopping centers).

  • murphstahoe
  • Exactly true. The lack of usage was entirely predictable from the outset (in fact many on Streetsblog did predict it.) A properly designed system in Palo Alto would get plenty of riders. It’s almost as if Palo Alto bikeshare was designed to attract the least use possible.

  • murphstahoe

    never attribute to maliciousness that to which is better attributed to windshield perspective