Startup Plans To Convert Old SF Muni Buses Into Washing Stations For Homeless [CBS5]

“Walkers are perhaps the most unprotected users of the transportation system. The human body is no match for 3,000 pounds of speeding steel. Autopsy reports routinely describe blood-soaked clothing, fractured skulls, cracked ribs and broken limbs. In the Bay Area, minorities make up a majority of the dead, and the elderly are more likely to die walking than people from other age groups.”
Bay Area drivers who kill pedestrians rarely face punishment, analysis finds [BC]

“A revamped Polk Street proposal that would include safety upgrades at intersections but few improvements for cyclists has garnered support from residents and merchants.”
Revised options for Polk Street that exclude bike lanes gain support from merchants [Ex] [Streetsblog]

“Impressively, Uber is enjoying that growth without spending money on marketing, Gurley said.”
Uber’s growing faster than EBay did, says VC Bill Gurley [Biz Times]

“I am charging you with gross negligence, mutilation and degradation of art.”
BART station artwork may be at end of line [Chron]

“Now we are not sure we even have a run-of-the-mill bridge.”
Caltrans slammed over Bay Bridge bolts [Chron]

“It looks like the parked car may have been hit by another passing vehicle, which is actually rather sad.”
Parking Attempt on Franconia Ends in Spectacular Failure [Bernalwood]

“The massive machines consist of a rotating cutter wheel (the cutter head), a cylindrical steel shell (the shield) and a 300-foot train of tunnel-building mechanisms (the trailing gear). “
Photos: Installation of Mom Chung, our first tunnel boring machine [Central Subway]

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

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