Today’s Headlines

  • Heat Wave Damaging BART (SFChron)
  • Caltrain Slowed by Heat (EastBayTimes)
  • Lyft Renames GoBikes (SFChron, SFExaminer)
  • More on Lyft Suing Over Bike Share Exclusivity (Curbed)
  • More on Where San Francisco Will Add Protected Bike Lanes (SFGate)
  • Protected Bike Lanes Make Streets Safer for All Users (BizTimes)
  • Fires Burn But So Far Air Quality Okay (Curbed)
  • Transbay Transit Center Safe to Reopen (SFChron)
  • Roof of San Jose Train Station Failing (KPIX4)
  • 50 Years of the Albany Bulb (Curbed)
  • Update on the Bay Trail (ABC7)
  • Riding a Bike with a Pool Noodle (SFGate)

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  • saimin

    Is there a date for when the Richmond-San Rafael bridge will open to bicyclists? Is this permenant or just a demo?

  • Heat wave damaging BART? East Bay sees triple digit heat all the time. This is nothing new.

  • david vartanoff

    Two issues. BART has a long history of certain trackside electronics failing over 95 degrees ambient. Second, continuously welded rail, though supposedly better because of smooth surface( instead of joints every 39′ clickety-clack BART doesn’t have) is much less tolerant of temperature spikes because expansion/contraction joints are few and far between. For example, around DC, the commuter RRs issue “heat restrictions” whenever the temp crest 95 to slow trains in case of “heat kinks” where the rail literally kinks sideways because there is no leeway to stretch linearly.

  • Pro-tip: put sand paper on the ‘passing me too closely’ side of the pool noodle.

  • sf in sf

    I got excited to hear about protected bike lanes on Leavenworth St in the Tenderloin and California St in the Richmond, but sadly, it was an error SFGate has now corrected. They’re only doing pedestrian improvements there. Both would be excellent candidates for protected bike lanes.