Loose railing issue fixed on new Bay Bridge bike path [ABC7]

“Anyone with $6 and the Leap iPhone app can order a ride, get picked up at a designated stop in their neighborhood and then be dropped off downtown in the morning only to do the revere in the evening–well, as long as their neighborhood is the Marina.”
Move Over, Muni [HuffPo]

“Last week, I heard about a garbage truck that killed a bicyclist. These garbage trucks don’t seem to think that they have to drive like you and me. They are really big trucks and hard to see around. I see them driving up the wrong side of the street and basically doing whatever they want to. They backed up one day and hit my aunt’s car and took off. What’s the deal with garbage trucks. Are they somehow special?”
Garbage trucks follow different rules [Ex]

“For example, at Tuesday’s hearing of the Land Use and Economic Development Committee, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency Transit Director John Haley explained that the system needs 114 light-rail vehicles on weekdays to serve commuters appropriately. But owing to the system’s limited number of operational cars (read: not old and broken down), there are fewer than 114 operating a full one-third of the time.”
Muni’s contribution to San Francisco’s mental health [Ex]

“And, it warrants mentioning, San Francisco’s breakdown totals are far, far worse than most any other major transit agency’s; Los Angeles’ light-rail vehicles travel more than four times as far as San Francisco’s between roadcalls. “
Muni Maintenance: How Bad Is Bad? [Weekly]

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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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