Today’s Headlines

  • More on Scooters (Curbed, CBSLocal)
  • New Caltrain to Transbay Alignment Study (SFChron)
  • Fare Inspector Quotas (SFExaminer)
  • Powell Street BART Face-lift Behind Schedule (SFChron)
  • Transit and the Mayor’s Race (SFChron)
  • Mayor Promises 2,000 New Trees (Curbed)
  • SF Students Win Planning Contest (Hoodline)
  • Keeping ‘Early Days’ Statue After All (Curbed, Hoodline)
  • Could Robots Help Solve Our Housing Woes? (MercNews)
  • Downtown San Mateo Focuses on Cleanliness and Parking (DailyJournal)
  • More on Elon Musk’s Boring Transportation Company (EastBayTimes)

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

  • lunartree

    LOL Jane Kim pretending to care about transit again. Everything she does is anti-urbanism…

  • Eric Johnson

    Surprised at the innumerany of “2000 New Trees”. That not even enough–by a long shot–to make up for an average year’s tree mortality. So much for Prop E.

  • None of the candidates cares about transit. Let’s be honest here.
    As for putting Caltrain in a tunnel from 25th/Penn north…wouldn’t it be less costly to put 16th St in a trench where Caltrain crosses and then dip Caltrain in a shorter tunnel to 4th/King? Or, put Caltrain in a trench to 4th/King and build housing using the air rights, like the Hudson Yards project in NY.

  • lunartree

    It would be less costly, but undergrounding it would be better for the possibilities of the urban landscape there. A LOT of people are going to be moving into Mission Bay and the neighboring CCA area there. Caltrain’s corridor is a really awkward barrier there that separates these neighborhoods. It would be more expensive, but this change would make for a far better urban landscape even if it really only matters in a decade or two.

  • Forget any hope of an improved urban landscape with 280 remaining in place.