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Taraval to Get Boarding Islands at All Stops

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Yesterday afternoon, the SFMTA Board agreed to install concrete boarding islands at all stops on the L-Taraval line as part of the L-Taraval Rapid Project. “This is a big win for pedestrian and rider safety,” wrote Rachel Hyden, Executive Director of the San Francisco Transit Riders, in an email to Streetsblog. Streetsblog readers will recall that […]
A County Transportation Authority rendering of what Market Street will look like in the future.

Open Thread on the Better Market Street Plan

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The mainstream media was all over it: private cars to be banned from Market Street under the city’s “Better Market Street” plan. It will also have sidewalk-level protected bike lanes. For advocates in the safe streets community the design announced by the city this week is a major victory and a reason to celebrate. From […]
Imagine a tourist trying to decipher this mishmash of signs at the temporary bus stop from Castro to West Portal. How about one really big sign that says: "Catch Subway Replacement Bus Here." Photo: Streetsblog/Rudick

Muni Subway Closures — Can’t We Do Better?

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Here we are in week two of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)’s month-plus of weekend and evening closures of the core of its system–the subway tunnel from Embarcadero to West Portal. Overcrowding on the replacement bus service, as the SF Examiner reports, has left customers further peeved. In response, SFMTA is adding longer […]
A rendering of One Oak. Image: Bldsf.com

If Ride-Hails are the Future, Why so Much Parking at One Oak?

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The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (CTA) released the results yesterday of what it calls “the first comprehensive estimate of the volume, frequency and coverage of ride-hailing trips by Uber and Lyft in San Francisco.” Some highlights from the CTA report: On a typical weekday, Transportation Network Companies (TNCs) make more than 170,000 vehicle trips […]
It was once possible to run a passenger train directly from Caltrain's mainline to the ferry terminal, as seen in this historic photo. Photo:   sfbayrail.com

The Crazy Idea of Running Caltrain onto Muni’s Tracks

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A little over a week ago, the San Francisco Examiner ran the Op-Ed: “Fast and cheap: Getting Caltrain to Transbay Terminal … this year.” Author Stanford Horn proposed extending Caltrain via Muni’s T/N tracks on King Street and building some more tracks on Howard Street to a platform at the new Transbay Terminal, as a stop-gap […]