Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA to Hold Open House on Upper Market Protected Bike Lanes on Tuesday (SFBike)
  • Group Fights Mission Bay Warriors Arena Because Parking is “Absolutely Ludicrously” Low (Chron)
  • Supervisor Farrell Requests Report on Regulating Private Shuttle Services Like Leap (SF Examiner)
  • Some Bernal Heights Residents Annoyed That “Scoot” Scooter-Share Uses Parking Spots (Bernalwood)
  • Uber Could Launch Food Delivery Service in Bay Area (NBC)
  • Muni’s Service Boost on 28-19th Avenue Could Help SF State Students Get to Class (GG Xpress)
  • Proposed BART Budget Could Increase Train Service (Examiner); Audit: $10B Needed By 2024 (ABC)
  • Sunnyvale Police Say Yanwen Liu, 77, Ran Light When He Was Killed On Bike By Driver (SFGate)
  • Large Turnout for Berkeley Open House on Bike Plan Updates (Berkeleyside)
  • Palo Alto Looks to Expand Road Diet, Safety Upgrades on Charleston-Arastradero Road Corridor (PA)
  • Levi’s Stadium Backs Down on Proposal to Turn Nearby Soccer Field into Parking Lot (Mercury News)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • That Warriors arena article (http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/matier-ross/article/M-R-Big-time-opposition-emerges-to-Warriors-6229959.php?t=0c45a88b1100af33be&cmpid=twitter-premium) is fascinating. One UCSF concern is that “development could snag ambulances in gridlock”, so this anonymous group (apparently connected to UCSF donors) is recommending more parking spaces? Shouldn’t they be recommending fewer, to incentivize sustainable transit options? The demand for “an enforceable and binding view easement” also doesn’t make UCSF that reasonable, given how many views UCSF itself has blocked from Potrero Hill. Ed Lee threatening to go after UCSF’s tax exemptions is likewise entertaining!

  • Besides, don’t they serve alcohol at Warrior’s games?! Makes you wonder if what UCSF really wants is more ER patients.

  • theqin

    The funny thing about scoot using up an entire parking space is that while they certainly are using street space in an inefficient manner, it’s likely the large vehicle that wanted to park in that space also only carried one occupant.

  • lunartree

    NIMBYs use all avenues to block development even if those causes conflict with each other.

  • 94110

    With SB’s recently expanded advertising… To get to the point, it’s now running ads for T*d Cr*z.

    Not sure how I feel about that, but I will say I clicked on that ad, because I believe SB needs money more than T*d Cr*z’s presidential campaign does.

  • Gezellig

    There was definitely a great turnout at Berkeley’s Open House–I found it encouraging that comment after comment mentioned the need for protected bike lanes/cycletracks (and other synonyms such as “the bike lanes like they have in Copenhagen”).

    Hopefully Berkeley listens!