Today’s Headlines

  • SFMTA Launches Map of City Projects (SFExaminer)
  • Buses Trigger Fountains at Transit Center (SFChron)
  • Suspect Arrested in BART Station Stabbing (SFChron, EastBayTimes)
  • BART Police Union Resists Some Security Proposals (MercNews)
  • More on BART Security Proposal (Curbed)
  • Update on Caltrain Electrification (EpochTimes)
  • Number of Tents Down on SF Streets (SFChron)
  • Neighbors Delay Claremont Footpath Repairs (Berkeleyside)
  • Flower Mart to Move to Bayview for SoMa Development (Curbed)
  • Letter: Sidewalk Traffic is Crucial (SFChron)
  • Commentary: Reform MTC So it Only Spends Money on Cars (MarinIJ)

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

  • Kevin Withers

    “Commentary: Reform MTC So it Only Spends Money on Cars”

    Hogwash. The word’cars’ or automobiles is not mentioned even ~once~ in linked article.

    Just more childish snark from SB.

  • murphstahoe

    “All state and federal transportation funds as well as 100 percent of Bay Bridge toll dollars are spent pursuant to MTC priorities. That’s why we’ve seen scarce cash directed to cycling infrastructure and BART’s cash-draining Fremont-to-San Jose extension coupled with a reluctance to fund badly needed road improvements.”

    Give me a break Kevin. Are these “road improvements” for “non-cars”?

  • Parque_Hundido

    In some cases it can be. The Dublin Port road tunnel in Ireland was designed specifically to get heavy trucks going to and from the port off the busy streets of central Dublin.

    Cars were allowed to use it later but the toll is 10 Euro’s for cars – pretty expensive.

    The result is good for trucks, and good for buses, bikes and pedestrians in the city centre because trucks are now banned from there, reducing congestion and accidents, and improving air quality.

    Cars only benefit indirectly, by design.

  • Kevin Withers

    What ‘road improvements’?

    You must mean the ones we’ve paid for three times, yet never happen?

  • murphstahoe

    You must have missed the new (1.2 billion) Doyle Drive (peds/cyclists prohibited)

  • Kevin Withers

    Oh! That completely changes everything. Not.