Today’s Headlines

  • Ghost Bike for Pedicab Operator (SFExaminer)
  • More on Townsend Safety Project Cancellation (Hoodline)
  • Expanding Proposed Rideshare Tax (SFExaminer)
  • Oakland Talks Scooter Regulations (EastBayTimes)
  • Muni May Stretch Transfer Time to Two Hours (SFBay)
  • Electrifying Caltrain (RailJournal)
  • Proposals for Novato Train Station (MarinIJ)
  • SF’s Best Public Art (Curbed)
  • Civic Center Art (Hoodline)
  • Linear Parks in American Cities (Curbed)
  • Brisbane Continues Debating, Not Building Housing (Curbed)
  • Commentary: California’s Failure to Reduce Driving (SFChron)

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

  • CA’s failure to reduce driving…
    Gee, let’s see…Bay Area cities can’t coordinate the multitude of transit agencies that fight each other for the few state and Federal dollars earmarked for transit. Developers keep building car-centric subdivisions and strip malls on farmland and infill projects (e.g., Alameda Landing). BART continues to push vehicle-oriented expansions while completely ignoring transit-deficient core areas. The insane cost of living pushes more people to live farther away (in suburban sprawl developments, of course) with access to inferior and inadequate mass transit resulting in more vehicles on the already car choked roads. Yeah, that pretty much sums it up. And it’s only going to get worse.