Today’s Headlines

  • More on BART Livermore Extension Vote (SFChron)
  • Current Legality of Scooters (SFExaminer)
  • Gubernatorial Candidates Dodge Bullet Train (SFExaminer)
  • Calls to Rename Julius Kahn Playground (Hoodline)
  • Civic Center Design Options (Hoodline)
  • Oakland’s Trash Woes (SFChron)
  • Plans to Regulate Self-Driving Car Biz (Wired)
  • Bay Area Transit Quiz (SFChron)
  • Commentary: BART Should Reject Livermore Extension (SFChron)
  • Commentary: HSR Will Transform California (MercNews)
  • Commentary: Quit Whining About Bicycle Clutter (SFExaminer)

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

  • mx

    More idiocy from the City Attorney’s office. In the same press conference, Herrera announced that the city is making permits available for permits for a one-year scooter pilot program and that all scooters have to be off the streets by June 4th, with a pretty clear threat that those not complying risk not getting a permit to operate legally.

    How does this make any sense? Issue permits and go after those operating without them, sure, but this is just a vindictive action that serves nobody, especially when the city plans to turn around and issue permits to keep doing the same thing a couple weeks later.

  • My morning commute hit and run: https://youtu.be/kYJ10Lb3tHM

  • mx

    Yikes! What a nice witness. You ok?

  • I have not sought medical attention at this time, seems to be just a sore hip where I hit the ground.

  • Razzu Engen

    Glad to hear you’re ok. Foothill could turn into a great cycling route with a few low-cost traffic calming measures, which would make it safer for pedestrians as well. If we were ambitious, there is room for some first-class cycling infrastructure providing a great link to downtown Oakland and public transit.

  • p_chazz

    Glad you are alright, but you should still go to the doctor and have it looked at to make sure. When I was struck by a car in a crosswalk, I went to the doctor. Even though I had healthcare, the cost of seeing a doctor was part of the treble damages the insurance company paid me once the police hit-and-run detail tracked down the driver and made him file a claim.