Today’s Headlines

  • Stanyan Street Improvements (Hoodline)
  • Public Works Mad About Illegal Street Tree Removal (Hoodline)
  • Protrero Safety Requires Fewer Parking Spots (SFExaminer)
  • Scoot Electric Scooter Spots to Become Permanent (SFBay)
  • Lake Merritt’s Bonsai Garden (Hoodline)
  • Bay Area Sidewalks Buckling (SFGate)
  • More on BART Sanctuary Status (SFGate)
  • Kalanick Steps Down from Uber (SFChron, KQED, BizTimes)
  • San Jose to Vote on Google Mega-office Near Diridon Station (Curbed)
  • Cyclist Killed in San Jose (Kron4)
  • Still no SMART Train Opening Date (BizTimes)
  • Marin to Study Inducing More Traffic (MarinIJ)

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  • Kevin Withers

    Re: Marin article link…

    Only streetsblog would take the pov that a “project designed to unclog a key artery ”
    is inducing more traffic.

    Inversely, would you support creating more clogged arteries?

  • murphstahoe

    Depends on how you define traffic.

    An 8 lane freeway can carry more vehicles – sometimes known as “traffic” – than a one lane freeway, and as such it induces more people to drive.

    You aren’t allowed to drive into Zermat, Switzerland. So there are no cars driving into Zermat. If they allowed people to drive in there, some would. Ergo unclogging that route, induces traffic.

  • Kevin Withers

    In that line of thinking, ain’t it grand that the landslide closed Highway 1!

    Streetsblog can mark May 22, 2017 on the celebratory calendar.

    https://www.gannett-cdn.com/-mm-/d556b3e87b7376674f8ffe0e12192dcf49d8df13/c=176-0-2586-1812&r=x483&c=640×480/local/-/media/2017/05/24/USATODAY/USATODAY/636312110375640471-AP-APTOPIX-Big-Sur-Rockslide.1.jpg

  • That’s pretty much the definition of “induced traffic”, isn’t it?
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Induced_demand

  • Kevin Withers

    Inhabitants of Tiberon are unable to get out of town, which clogs city streets and produces more pollution, and impacts pedestrians and bicyclists in Tiberon. Every single traffic improvement shouldn’t blanketly/universally be tarred with “induced demand” label. More traffic isn’t going to short-cut thru Tiberon, its dam near an island.

  • p_chazz

    That’s akin to saying that if someone has a headache the way to get rid of it is to cut off their head.

  • murphstahoe

    It has never been shown that cutting off heads fix headaches. It has been shown that widening roads induces more traffic.

    But you know, science, liberal conspiracy.

  • murphstahoe

    I’ve always found the tactic of building dams near islands to be ineffective – it’s even less effective than the Oroville Dam.

  • Kevin Withers

    Wise guys deserve… damnation. 😉