Bay Bridge May Have Many More Bad Bolts, Flawed Tower Welds [CBS5]

“It’s time for Gov. Jerry Brown to take charge and stop acting as though the Bay Bridge is someone else’s problem. He’s not responsible for bolts purchased before he took office, nor can he be expected to know about metallurgical issues in bridge construction, but it is his job to make sure the new span doesn’t open unless it is safe.”
Make sure it’s not a Bay Bridge of cards [Chron]

“But since the 2011 census estimates a population of 812,826 in the city, and this does not include commuters who come into the city by car to work, nor tourists who’ve come by car, we can see the problem is a big one.”
Bad parking fails and the streets of San Francisco [Chron]

“Except it’s impossible to have a compromise. The street is too narrow; the traffic flow is too congested. Sooner or later a decision will be made since the changes are timed to happen when Polk gets repaved in 2015, and one of the groups will be unhappy.”
S.F. in a nutshell – Polk and Pine [Chron]

“Reiskin needs to quell some of the anger that is erupting in the northeast Mission District, Potrero Hill, and other areas slated for new meters enough to prevent increased supervisorial intervention into his independent agency and ensure a transit improvement bond measure planned for next year has a chance of passing – which the agency desperately needs to make improvements to Muni.”
SFMTA chief hopes to calm the parking meter furor at supervisorial hearing [SFBG] [Ex]

“Five contractors assisting with the final design of the Central Subway, which will stretch from near AT&T Park to Chinatown, billed the city a combined $335,532 in ‘unsupported, unallowable, or unreasonable costs'”
Central Subway consultants overbill $336,000, including cakes, parking ticket [Chron]

“The Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University named the city’s SFpark as one of its top 25 innovations in government. “
Even Harvard likes SFpark [Chron]

“For Muni and other aspects of our current transportation system, we need $510 million per year for the next 20 years. However, our budget only covers half of these needs. If we continue underfunding the transportation network like this, it will not only fall further into disrepair, it will also make it harder for us to responsibly accommodate The City’s future growth.”
Muni for today, Muni for tomorrow [Ex]

“Just because the passenger has liability does not mean that the driver does not also have liability for your injuries. Our state is one that recognizes comparative fault, thereby analyzing the conduct of all parties involved in assigning a percentage of responsibility to each based upon their relative degree of fault.”
Injured cyclists can receive compensation [Ex]

“The overextended bike parking facility at Caltrain’s Fourth and King station is poised to receive an array of improvements, including new security features and expansion work that will nearly double the capacity at the site.”
Bike storage site at Caltrain’s Fourth and King station set for major upgrades [Ex]

“The main cause of the delay seems to be of lack of coordination between the SFMTA and the Department of Public Works, which issues permits to occupy street space for construction.”
Oak Street Protected Bike Lane Still Held Up by Paint Shop Renovation [Streetsblog]

“Announcements in Muni stations, other than prerecorded train arrival updates, are often an unintelligible garble, the seemingly rushed messages bouncing around the Metro’s echo chamber.”
Muni Metro announcements garbled [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

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