Today’s Headlines

  • Peskin Proposes “100 Percent” Affordable Housing Requirement (SFExaminer, CBSLocal, Socketsite)
  • Building Boom Coming to Treasure Island (SFChron)
  • Can San Francisco Raise Infrastructure Funds by Auctioning Permits to Developers? (SFChron)
  • Park Merced to Subsidize Transit Passes and Ride Hail (SFChron)
  • Another Look at Munis New Fleet of Rail Cars (Hoodline)
  • Muni to Speed Purchase of Buses (SFExaminer)
  • Berkeley Gets New Protected Bike Lane (KQED)
  • Survey Shows Santa Clara Favors New Transportation Tax (MercNews)
  • Editorial: Enough Debate on Menlo Park Caltrain Adjacent Greenheart Housing Project (Almanac)
  • San Rafael Pedestrain Struck on Lincoln (MarinIJ)
  • Google Proposes to Glue Pedestrians to Car Hoods? (EastBayTimes)

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  • Jeffrey Baker

    The KQED article is syndicated from last week’s Berkeleyside article here:

    http://www.berkeleyside.com/2016/05/12/bike-lane-opens-in-berkeley-by-near-fatal-crash-site-no-charges-filed-yet-against-driver-who-police-say-was-high/

    … which has more information about both the bike lane and the case against the driver who ran over the bicyclists (tl;dr: felony DUI with enhancements).

    I always like a nice bike lane but to be honest I don’t understand this one, which I just had to ride this morning. There’s not a proper right turn merge for the cars at Channing. Instead they have to stop and turn across the bike lane, and in general I also have to say that most of the bicyclists are not stopping. So there’s bound to be conflicts. Why did they design it like that?