Time Lapse Video: Watch as we install and assemble tunnel boring machine Mom Chung [Central Subway]

“Full closure of 4th Street between Harrison and Bryant will continue on some evenings and weekends. Two lanes of traffic will remain open at all other times.”
Construction Update | May 18-27 [Central Subway]

“CharterPros.net maintains one star on Yelp.”
Photos: Charter Bus Stuck On Filbert [SFist]

“Disabled drivers could be forced to feed San Francisco parking meters, a move city officials say is for their own good.”
Disabled parking rule change recommended [Chron] [Ex]

“He’s abandoned the walker. The only concession he makes to the injury is his black cane.”
‘Red’ McGarvey’s course of power walking [Chron]

“Unless private automobile traffic is reduced by 27 percent over the next three decades, congestion levels in The City will be unmanageable, with vehicles stuck at a standstill and pedestrians and cyclists prone to increasingly dangerous conditions, according to a new report by the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, a local planning agency.”
Driver fees could help combat gridlock [Ex]

“The remnant of a legal claim filed in the 1970s, the SamTrans KX has barred passengers from carrying luggage due to its unfair competitive advantage over private shuttle providers. San Francisco Airporter, which operated regular runs to San Francisco International Airport for years, filed the lawsuit, arguing that it couldn’t compete financially with a publicly subsidized service like SamTrans.”
SamTrans bus to SFO to allows luggage again [Ex]

“The sleek new cruise ship terminal on Pier 27 is a welcome addition to the waterfront. Ideally, it will be a boon to The City and the region as it brings in visitors from around the world who might not otherwise visit or spend their money here. But it also has the possibility to become a giant albatross around the neck of the Port of San Francisco if not properly managed.”
Port should select wisely when choosing company to operate cruise ship terminal [Ex]

“Next Thursday, May 23 the oversight body for the Bay Area’s regional transit system will hold its first nighttime meeting. The board voted in April to switch two of its meeting times from morning to evening at the urging of freshmen directors Saltzman and Zahkary Mallett, who represents parts of San Francisco and Alameda County.”
Lesbian BART director makes good on campaign pledge [BAR]

“Overall, the pedestrian environment on Castro will be vastly improved after the skinny sidewalks are widened to as much as 22 feet, and the narrowed traffic lanes should also calm motor traffic.”
Planning Department Unveils Final Castro Streetscape Design [Streetsblog]

“So now Californians are supposed to trust the guys who ignored federal standards established to avoid ‘brittle failure’ and failed to issue maximum hardness standards for rods.”
A few screws loose on achy-breaky Bay Bridge [Chron]

Steel Tendons In New Bay Bridge Were Exposed To Salt Water [CBS5]

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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