In this dangerous world of apocalyptic predictions and government showdowns, where even Elmo was forced to resign amid scandal, it’s nice to know that some things never change. As we reflect on the 38 meetings of the Board of Supervisors in 2012, you’ll be comforted to know that supervisors’ penchant for printing powerless sentiments continues to override any commitment to conserving trees. Read More
Pat Tura wants to change the way pedestrians and cars interact at intersections. And she’s starting in her own neighborhood.A handful of recent pedestrian deaths in the Duboce Triangle and Upper Market areas of The City prompted Tura to look at what she can do. Her solution: adopting a corner. Read More
San Francisco commuters were cursing the driver Thursday morning who drove a sport utility vehicle nearly a half-mile into a Muni tunnel, shutting down rush-hour train service.Shuttles were running between West Portal and Embarcadero Muni Metro stations after a car entered the tracks at Church and Duboce streets, according to Muni. Read More
Disabled motorists are nervous that they may soon have to pay for metered parking spots, after a renewed push by city officials to reform The City’s disabled parking rules.
Currently, some 50,742 motorists in San Francisco possess disabled parking placards — passes that allow their owners to park for free without a time limit at any metered parking space. Read More
Old parking tickets die hard in San Francisco.In the more than 3½ years between October 2006 and April 2010, ticket scofflaws have amassed a whopping $38,387,155 in unpaid parking citations issued in The City, according to data provided by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency. The total includes late fees and, for further refusal to pay, delinquency fines. Read More
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has 29 major infrastructure and rehabilitation projects under way. They average 529 days behind schedule and are projected to waste a total of nearly $90 million in cost overruns. That doesn’t even include the $1.5 billion Central Subway, which is in a fiscal-risk category by itself. Read More
San Francisco’s top lawyer might be out of a job representing The City’s proposed Central Subway.
City attorney and mayoral hopeful Dennis Herrera recently opposed the $1.6 billion project to extend Muni’s T-Third line from SoMA to Chinatown, saying it is overpriced and won’t serve enough people. Read More
In a move seen by drivers and taxi owners as the latest insult to their industry, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency officials have considered taking a slice of the revenue generated by backseat advertising. Read More
When San Francisco Parking Control Officer Lawrence Manu pulled a Fourth of July graveyard shift, he tried to find a co-worker to switch with him. Today, it seems like fate that the plan didn’t work out.
About 5:30 that morning, Manu was patrolling Mission Street in the Excelsior district when he noticed a puff of white smoke rising from a small apartment building.
“When I got there, it went from hazy gray to dark black real fast,” Manu said. Read More