Today’s Headlines

  • Chase Center Muni Platform Plans (SFBay)
  • Bike and Scooter Share Boom (CBSLocal)
  • Mayor Farrell Wants SF Autonomous Car Safety Tests (SFExaminer)
  • Bay Area Faces Sinking Shoreline (SFChron)
  • More on 8th Street Protected Lane Extension (Hoodline)
  • More on Vision Zero Fire Trucks (SFExaminer)
  • More on Richmond-San Rafael Bridge (EastBayTimes, MarinIJ)
  • Pedestrian Hit in SoMa (Hoodline)
  • On the Hallidie Building (Curbed)
  • Berkeley Named Third Best Place to Live (SFGate)
  • Commentary: Oakland Road Diets Working (EastBayTimes)
  • Commentary: Start 2nd BART Tube Now (SFChron)

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

  • Berkeley named 3rd best place to live?!!? Absolutely no comment on this ridiculous claim other than it sounds like April Fools Day came a few weeks early.

  • Edward

    Good weather, good restaurants, intelligent educated people to converse with at your choice of coffee house and all accessible without a car tax. What more could one ask for?

  • thielges

    I’d be living in Berkeley if I did not need to commute to Silicon Valley daily.

  • Clean streets. Homelessness problem in check. Affordability options. Real diversity. Maybe strike that up with your intelligent educated friends next time you sit down for coffee.

  • More power to you.

  • Edward

    Ah! Housing cost. Now *that* is a statewide problem. Fortunately our state government is whomping city governments upside the head on that. Fifteen bills signed by the governor last year made some progress. But the ones in progress as I write are the really interesting ones. There shall be great weeping and gnashing of teeth… but housing *SHALL* be provided. Moi? I own a craftsman brown shingle free and clear and just want others to have a chance to live here as well.

    We do have a problem with extremists (of all stripes) chosing Berkeley as the venue for their little get togethers to get physical with those on the other extreme of the political spectrum. But this was not our choice. We just have to put up with them.

  • Flatlander

    a car tax

  • Edward

    By “car tax” I mean the $5,000 to $10,000 annual cost to own, maintain and store a car.

  • Put up with them? Turning a blind eye or walking down another street doesn’t solve the problem.

  • Edward

    You would interfere with freedom of speech?

  • Flatlander

    Honestly, it does cost around that much, if you amortize the total cost of the car, insurance, account for parking costs, parking tickets, average number of break-ins, routine maintenance and repair, etc.

    Of course, all those costs are invisible so people ignore them and think that gas prices are some significant driver of transportation costs.

  • What the heck does freedom of speech have to do with this? Looks like someone is getting blocked…