“Ladies and gentleman, I present you with the FY 2011-2012 San Francisco parking and traffic statistics. “
Parking and Traffic Number Crunching [7×7]

“Operating under a tight schedule and even tighter budget, Muni is about to hand over its $1.6 billion Central Subway plan to a man who has a contentious history with The City and a reputation for exceeding project costs.”
With little wiggle room, Muni trusting controversial contractor for Central Subway work [Ex] [Central Subway]

“Now, as the eastern span nears its scheduled Labor Day opening, serious design and construction problems or defects are being alleged. Does the fault lie with the private firm that designed the bridge?”
Public inspectors are loyal to you, me [Chron]

“The facts are simple – this particular bridge design is not as good as was assumed to resist earthquakes or the corrosiveness of a marine environment.”
Let’s sell Bay Bridge tower, start again [Chron]

“This Wednesday night, take your favorite mode of mobility over to the Peacock Lounge, and join your neighbors for a community meeting to discuss walking, biking, riding, and driving in the Lower Haight.”
Let’s Talk Walking, Biking, Riding, and Driving [Haighteration]

“Ridesharing service Sidecar has finally landed approval from the California Public Utilities Commission to continue its ridesharing operation, staying a cease-and-desist order and nixing a $20,000 fine levied by the state regulator.”
Sidecar (finally) gets CPUC approval for ridesharing [Biz Times] [Weekly]

“Every day the old eastern span of the Bay Bridge remains in use is a day motorists face the risk of catastrophe, Caltrans engineers say.”
Bay Bridge’s old span risky, engineers say [Chron]

“But the public cannot and should not trust Caltrans, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission or the assurances of Gov. Jerry Brown that the new span will not open unless it is safe. First Caltrans must fully explain what went wrong and who is responsible.”
Bay Bridge drivers need complete answers [Chron]

“Through this report and mutual internal investigations, it was concluded that the Dyson Corporation met its requirements on fulfilling this order to the specifications requested,”
Busted Bay Bridge Bolts Manufacturer Denies Blame [KCBS]

“We’ve received lots of feedback from anyone who’s visited it, that our website is past its prime”
New MTA website scheduled to arrive Tuesday [Chron]

“City departments don’t work well together on projects that require collaboration; it takes the city too long to shepherd a project through the environmental review process; and the Municipal Transportation Agency’s design process on projects is too long and too cumbersome.”
Why do SF transit projects take so long? [Chron]

“The time has come to study and implement a comprehensive pricing plan to charge motorists to drive into downtown San Francisco. Such a system will be needed to limit the crush of cars headed our way.”
Congestion fees will help fight city gridlock [Ex]

“San Francisco’s long-anticipated bike-sharing network is set to arrive in August, and The City has now released potential locations for stations.”
Bike-sharing network set to debut in August [Ex]

“Pedicabbers are required to stay within specific city-approved routes that are mostly confined to the downtown area, but also wander up Battery Street to Chinatown and Union Square. Yet Cabrio Taxi, the newest company, known for their glittering red pedicabs, has recently obtained permits to go to other parts of the city, including the Mission and the Haight.”
San Francisco Pedicabbers Pick Up Speed [ML@L]

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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