Today’s Headlines

  • Today and tomorrow you can watch the lowering of a section of the old Oakland Bay Bridge live from your desk (YouTube)
  • New Expo line is a rare sign of progress in U.S. (LA Times)
  • Golden Gate Fields donates land to complete a section of the San Francisco Bay Trail (East Bay Times)
  • A new dense, walkable housing development in San Diego has too much parking (Voice of San Diego)
  • Counties blame legislature for “inaction” on transportation funding (but are they willing to pay more taxes?): San Luis Obispo (Atascadero Times)  Yuba (Appeal Democrat)
  • Engineers should not be designing streets (Strong Towns)
  • Data mash: correlations between parking and retail density, employment, housing (Street Smart)
  • Australia is trying to quash bicycling: increasing cycling fines and citations, while motorist violations of safe passing distance not so much (Sydney Morning Herald)

More California headlines at Streetsblog LA and Streetsblog SF