Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Approves Completion of 8th Street Protected Bike Lane (SFExaminer)
  • Cargo Way Bike Lane Gets Repairs (Kron4)
  • Mayoral Candidates on Housing and Transit Corridors (Curbed)
  • Closing Part of Civic Center Station Permanently (SFGate)
  • Housing Costs Drive People to Sleep in Vehicles (Curbed)
  • More on Mission Rock Affordable Housing (SFBay)
  • More on Call for Uber/Lyft Tax (SFExaminer)
  • Uber Workers to Test Robot Taxi Service (SFChron)
  • Jane Kim’s Street Cleaning Plan (SFChron)
  • Pit Stop Program Aims to Keep Sidewalks Free of… (SFWeekly)
  • More on ‘Early Days’ Statue Removal (Hoodline)
  • Commentary: SF Still Adding Far More Jobs than Housing (SFExaminer)

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  • Mario Tanev

    I used to be skeptical about any taxes/fees imposed on Uber/Lyft that were not also imposed on private vehicles. I still am and I think congestion pricing for all (potentially with credits for low income users) is the right way to solve the problem.

    However, studies now overwhelmingly show that Uber/Lyft increase auto travel and as every bicyclist & pedestrian knows, flagrantly violate rules and endanger vulnerable users. I thus support the Uber/Lyft taxes. The city should tax them and use the collected revenue to improve public transit, street safety, increase overall enforcement of traffic laws and create infrastructure to better manage TNCs (i.e. designated drop-off/pick-up zones).

  • HayBro

    Charge each ride the current sales tax.

  • Whoa, they actually repaved the Planet of the Apes Bikeway on Cargo Way? They didn’t even fix the pavement when they put it in, there was always that dangerous bump that seemed to always be in the shadow of a tree.
    I bet the sewer drain still doesn’t work and causes a giant puddle at the west end.

  • davistrain

    I used to visit San Francisco fairly often, and have even stayed at the Whitcomb Hotel. In the last few years, I’ve only been there a few times, and judging from all the comments, the City has gone noticeably downhill since my last visit. It appears that the “City That Knows How” seems to be incapable of dealing with the scum of the earth that infests much of downtown. Maybe it’s time to build “relocation camps” out in the boonies, like the Feds did for people of Japanese ancestry back in 1942. And the Japanese, for the most part, were honest, hard working productive citizens. Move the bums out to a place where they get basic food and shelter. Reopen the state mental hospitals for the nut cases. But if these programs were started, it would make the city supervisors and bureaucrats look like fools for not doing this a lot sooner.