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"Four out of 10 American highways don’t generate enough revenue to pay for maintenance." Time to stop building roads!
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Gotta love the 0.1 percent: "“There are plenty of marinas on the east coast, where I also live, that have adequate parking,” said one man at a public meeting on the project in September 2013, the first of four. “The cars are not a problem. The bicyclists are,” he claimed of the path filled with families on foot and on bike, many of them tourists."
Updated at 11:38 p.m. with further response from the Recreation and Parks Department below. The Marina Boulevard bicycle and pedestrian path was supposed to be car-free by now. The years-old plan to remove the 57 car parking spaces on the stretch between Scott and Baker Streets is scheduled to ...
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Why do the roads in your state suck? Study says it's because they prioritize building new roads over maintaining old ones http://usa.streetsblog.org/2015/04/27/you-can-help-make-state-dots-accountable-for-how-they-spend/ #sftranspo #feedly 
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Last transit link for the day: Bloomberg and The Atlantic appear to have overstated Millenial (Gen Y) exuberance for buying cars by tens of millions of people.
Cross-posted from City Observatory. Will somebody teach the Atlantic and Bloomberg how to do long division? Today, we take down more breathless contrarian reporting about how Millennials are just as suburban and car-obsessed as previous generations. Following several stories drawing questionable ...
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Looks like a lot wasn't taken into account: "To be fair, a really good answer to this question would require a bit more data sleuthing: Because automobile purchasing patterns vary over a person’s life cycle, you can’t accurately gauge the generational change in buying habits by comparing the current year buying habits of Millennials (average age: late 20s) with Gen X (average age: early 40s). The more interesting question to answer would be whether the average 25-year-old Millennial today is more or less likely to purchase a vehicle today than someone who was 25 in 2005, or in 1995 or in 1985. Unfortunately, we don’t have access to that data. However, if the folks at JD Power would be willing to dip into their considerable archives, we’d gladly do the computations."
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Gonna miss the pole paint, but hard to argue they were helpful. "Muni’s Yellow Pole Markings at Transit Stops Will Be Replaced By Real Signs" http://sf.streetsblog.org/2015/04/23/munis-yellow-pole-markings-at-transit-stops-will-be-replaced-by-real-signs/ #sftranspo
The days of Muni stops marked with no visual cue except a utility pole with yellow paint and black stenciled letters are coming to an end. As part of the Muni Forward upgrades launching this weekend, the SFMTA will raise the standard for signage at every stop. At the very least, every stop will ...
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Service apps as class warfare
I take two subways to work each morning. And every subway car is full of advertisement for Seamless, Grub Hub, PeaPod, Handy and the many apps that make up the errand economy. The advertising I see every day is telling me: I can make your life easier, if you’ll only let me.
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If Willie Brown and other "big-bucks" anonymous donors are for more parking in Mission Bay, then common sense dictates the rest of us should be against it.
The Golden State Warriors’ plans for an 18,000-seat arena in San Francisco’s Mission Bay are suddenly running into big-time political problems. An anonymous group of what organizers describe as big-bucks donors to UCSF hired an imposing cast of consultants — including former UCSF Senior Vice Chancellor Bruce Spaulding and, for a time, Chronicle columnist and former Mayor Willie Brown — to block the plan for the arena and adjacent twin office to...
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Study shows that congestion worsens if bike use rises without additional protected bike lanes. That was definitely my experience in SF in the 90s.
Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. Here's one reason the modern biking boom is great for everyone: more bicycle trips mean fewer car trips, which can mean less congestion for ...
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I doubt the Peninsula will care about cars hitting cyclists until a tech exec gets severely injured or killed. Then there'll be an uproar and immediate action...
An emergency crew treats an injured 29-year-old man who was hit on his bike by a driver who turned left into his path. Police blamed the victim for carrying bags and talking on a phone. Photo: Belmont Police Department. When a 90-year-old driver turned left into the path of a man bicycling on ...
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More narrow-mindedness on the Peninsula. This time it's bike share...
At tomorrow's Metropolitan Transportation Commission Administration Committee meeting meeting, the MTC is proposing to expand the bikeshare program in San Francisco, San Jose, and the East Bay, but...
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