Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Spending Plan (SFExaminer)
  • M-Oceanview Closures (SFBay)
  • Work to Begin on Embarcadero Pavement (SFExaminer)
  • BART Fare Beaters Could Face Criminal Charges (SFBay)
  • Wiggle Cycle Crackdown Captain Gets Promoted (SFWeekly)
  • New SoMa Mural (Hoodline)
  • Richmond Ferry Terminal to Break Ground (EastBayTimes)
  • More on Bridge Toll Hike (Curbed)
  • The Struggle for Better Bike Infra in San Mateo (DailyJournal)
  • SMART Train Resumes Service (MarinIJ)
  • Commentary: Charge Chariot for Using Public Streets (SFExaminer)
  • Commentary: Commuting Will get Better (SFChron)

Get state headlines at Streetsblog CA, national headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • xplosneer

    “Louch too identified a primary problem preventing Caltrans, or many other public agencies, seeking to establish safety or connectivity improvements for bikers — funding.

    “We only need about $100 million more,” joked Louch, regarding the price tag for some of the more significant projects such as a grade separation at Woodside Road in Redwood City which could make the area safer for bicyclists.”

    Plenty of funding if you stop building freeway expansions. Stop joking about my safety.

  • gneiss

    I have met and talked with Captain Vaswani when he was heading up Park Station. On traffic safety, he had a very level headed attitude with regards to enforcement with a real commitment to a ‘focus on the fives’ emphasis. His appointment to head up the traffic division will hopefully bring a more data and less complaint driven approach to traffic enforcement.

  • Andy Chow

    If the notion that there’s something wrong with private users taking space on public streets, SFMTA should demand everyone, including trucking and delivery companies to pay up. The difference between Chariot/Muni and UPS/FedEx/USPS is that Chariot/Muni engage in passenger transportation and UPS/FedEx/USPS engage in transportation of property.

    SFMTA which controls the streets favors in-house provider over a private carrier, but looks the other way with UPS/FedEx/USPS which also take up street, uses yellow curbs, double park, but in a business where SFMTA doesn’t operate in-house.

  • Andy Chow

    One of the reasons we have publicly owned roads is to facilitate gains for private companies, as supposed to the privately owned railroads that dictated the profitability of businesses (one of the root causes for the progressive movements). We have public schools and don’t demand payment from the graduates who end up to be wealthy and successful. So I think it is troubling that some users need to pay more than others just because the owner has financial issues with one of its businesses and which is also a competitor of that company. It wouldn’t have occur elsewhere where the ownership of the roads and the transit system are separate.