Today’s Headlines

  • More on HSR’s Financial Challenges (SFChron)
  • SF Cable Car May go to Connecticut (SFExaminer)
  • Pricey Muni Platform at Arena (SFChron)
  • SF Invaded by Scooters… (Vanity Fair)
  • …and Rubber Duckies (Hoodline)
  • Future of Oakland Coliseum (Curbed)
  • SF Apartment Supply Up Along with Rents (Curbed)
  • More Details on Dogpatch Murder by Car (SFChron, SFExaminer)
  • Novato Study Shows Lack of Parking is in Motorist Imaginations (MarinIJ)
  • Fixing San Rafael Sidewalks (MarinIJ)
  • Commentary: Petroleum Funded ‘Think Tank’ Says Fuel Efficiency Bad (SFChron)
  • Commentary: Car Buyers Should Fight Fuel Standards Roll Back (EastBayTimes)

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  • re: Muni platform
    Is no one surprised by this? If Muni was thinking clearly it could have spent the money extending the N line from 4th/King to the new arena along 7th St. and 16th St. Two new surface stations at 7th/16th (Potrero Hill) and 16th/3rd. Leave the T platform as is. The new N terminus on the bay side of 3rd St. could handle two platforms (4 tracks) to hold trains during games and make moving thousands of spectators a lot easier. Plus, if either the N or T is experiencing trouble you have a back up. Also, factor in days when both Warriors and Giants are playing and you have more transit options.

  • Jeffrey Baker

    I’m having a little trouble visualizing it. Around the corner at Berry and under the freeway to 16th?

  • Chris J.

    Re: the scooters, I can’t believe people are riding those on the sidewalk. I was downtown today, and a woman was weaving and speeding towards me on one of them on a packed sidewalk. It’s bad enough when bicyclists and skateboarders are riding on the sidewalk, but these are motorized.

  • There are tail tracks that run under 280 south of 4th/King. If 280 is ever removed then this area would open up and a better alignment could be built, but it’s totally doable now with the freeway in place. The tracks would cross the channel and emerge on 7th St. near where it intersects with 16th St. The station would parallel the Caltrain tracks.