“Crews that built the railing committed what experts called a basic mistake – they welded the bolts in place firmly in their slots rather than leaving a small amount of room to accommodate a natural expansion of the bicycle path that happens in hot weather.”
Bolts along Bay Bridge bike path fail [Chron][CBS5] [ABC7]

“From the looks of things, getting all the information about suspect steel bolts and other potential problems with the $6.4 billion span is going to take at least until the end of June – and possibly weeks longer.”
Call on Bay Bridge at least a month away [Chron] [CBS5]

“for the past year and a half, Fong has been on workers’ compensation — the result of a brutal attack she suffered at the hands of several teenagers. Fong was left with two cracked vertebrae, neural damage — including losing the ability to taste — and had at least a dozen teeth replaced.”
Workers stress safety in BART talks [Ex]

“According to a release filed Tuesday by Alta workers, the company has failed to provide prevailing wages or adequate health benefits over the past 18 months.”
Bike-share vendor coming to S.F. is accused of unfair labor practices [Ex]

“When completed in September 2016, the project is expected to transform Second into a far safer corridor with protected bike lanes, wider sidewalks, pedestrian bulb-outs, more visible crosswalks, and new greenery.”
Details on 2nd Street Protected Bike Lanes, Ped Upgrades Come Into Focus [Streetsblog]

“We encourage our employees to excel and we strive to support them in their efforts to keep BART safe, efficient and a leader in the transportation industry. We believe all of our employees play a key role to the success of BART.”
BART named “Employer of the Year” by Women’s Transportation Seminar [BART]

“Last week, an odd back-and-forth precipitated in the Board of Supervisors chambers in which Scott Wiener was left to explain to John Avalos the origins of the state of Israel. “
Go Round and Round: Muni’s Weird Relationship with Ads, Guns, and Middle Eastern Politics [Weekly]

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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