“Whether the street’s narrow 9-foot sidewalks will be widened to 15 feet on the east side depends on city officials’ willingness to re-allocate public space from car parking to people.”
Potrero Safety Upgrades Could Include a Wider Sidewalk, If Car Parking Goes [Streetsblog]

“Inspectors discovered that more than 30 stabilizing steel rods in the self-anchored span had cracked, prompting early fears that they were the result of shoddy material from a distant country. But the steel was produced domestically by a manufacturing firm in Ohio called Dyson Corp.”
Bad Bay Bridge steel rods originated in Ohio [Ex]

“Its products have been used in ships, nuclear plants and railroads as well as other bridges. Dyson’s website boasts that the firm provided parts for the existing Bay Bridge, which opened in 1936.”
Dyson Corp. questioned about broken rods [Chron]

“The Bay Area is lucky another temblor hasn’t ripped apart the aging bridge while the new one took years to get off the drawing boards.”
Bridge of sighs [Chron]

“Dozens of USF neighbors overwhelmingly protested the plans presented and leveled at the SFMTA representatives accusations of conflicts of interest in planning to install the meters, revenue raising, an undemocratic and opaque approvals process, and ‘waging a war on cars’ in a meeting that lasted much longer than its intended two-and-a-half-hour length.”
Parking Wars at USF [Foghorn]

the author

Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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