Ridesharing cars not welcome at SFO [ABC7]

“A $3.5 million lease has been signed with Joel Campos, the Pagoda’s owner. Optimists say demolition of the empty, boarded-up graffiti magnet could begin as soon as next month.”
Subway’s Pagoda Theater plan faces roadblock [Chron]

“The SFMTA’s plans for Baker include converting car parking on the west side of the street from parallel spaces to back-in angled spaces, which will partially offset the roughly 100 spaces to be removed by the Fell and Oak protected bike lanes.”
Eyes on the Street: Parking Progress on Baker at Fell and Oak Streets [Streetsblog]

When a MUNI bus breaks down and blocks the road, the obvious answer is to drive up on the sidewalk to go around it [MM]

“The parking is already bad enough so removing it is going to make it even harder on them and on us”
SF Shop Owners, Bike Advocates Battle Over Polk Street Bike Lane Proposal [CBS5]

“Some transit agencies like Samtrans and Muni may know what route you took, but can’t determine where you boarded or exited because they don’t have GPS information connected to the Clipper devices”
FasTrak and Clipper Card to Change Policy on Your Usage Records [Akit]

“Mark Gruberg, a spokesman for the driver organization United Taxicab Workers, said no new cabs should be added until the transit agency figures out how many unregistered vehicles are operating as part of ridesharing companies such as Uber and Lyft”
San Francisco needs significant boost in taxis, report says [Ex] [Chron]

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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