Today’s Headlines

  • Lyft Fined for Not Having Enough Bikes (KQED)
  • Muni Preps for Big Crowds at Chase Center (SFChron)
  • Politicos Celebrate Chase Muni Stop, But Get there by Car (SFExaminer)
  • Landlords to Annex Oakland Street (KQED)
  • Polk Street Grocery Development May Include Zero Housing (Hoodline)
  • Streamlining Navigation Centers (SFWeekly)
  • Sue the Suburbs for Housing (MarinIJ)
  • State Threatens to Sue Cupertino on Housing (SFChron)
  • Stabbing at Berkeley BART (Berkeleyside)
  • S.F. Toilet Pilot (SFExaminer)
  • Sonoma Affordable Housing Has Lots of Parking (KPIX)
  • Contra Costa Plans for Transportation Future (EastBayTimes)

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

  • david vartanoff

    1 point for Maguire, 5 demerits each for all the others.

  • yermom73

    A better headline would be “Lyft FIRED For Not Having Enough Bikes.”

    I hope cities everywhere are seeing the lesson here: DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH THESE PEOPLE

  • crazyvag

    Well, that’s more of a pitfall with having exclusive contracts. Contrast that with how many DC has:
    https://usa.streetsblog.org/2019/08/06/shared-motor-scooters-coming-to-d-c/

  • yermom73

    Yes, and Lyft is the company that was just suing the city to enforce that exclusive contract…

  • nodolra

    It’s worth noting that the city did not decide to go into business with Lyft, but rather with Motivate – a company with a pretty good track record of running bike share systems – which has since been acquired by Lyft.

  • omfo

    I am pretty sure that every SF mayor travels by private auto. It is considered a security issue.

  • nodolra

    Joe Biden commuted on Amtrak through his career in the senate and only stopped for security reasons when he got the VP job. Maybe Amtrak is safer than Muni, but former Massachusetts governor Mike Dukakis famously took the T (Boston’s subway) to work throughout his governorship. Does the mayor of SF really require more security than a state governor or a US senator?

  • Roger R.

    Bloomberg in NYC too… at least sometimes/part way.

  • omfo

    “Does the mayor of SF really require more security than a state governor or a US senator?”

    I don’t know, but a former SF mayor has been assassinated, which isn’t true of the others. Albeit not on Muni.

  • p_chazz

    At least they didn’t take Uber or Lyft.

  • “Welts, the Warriors president, told the Examiner he started in San Francisco and took BART to his East Bay office and back again, before hopping in an Uber to the press conference because he was running late.”

    Not sure if the conversation is purely scoring city officials or all involved.