What are the the most common crimes in the Mission? Here’s a hint: the list includes sex crimes, battery, and burglaries. And just how does Police Chief Greg Suhr plan to create a city full of charming cops? And do you want to make a new love connection? You can find out about all this and more in this week’s Mission Local News…
Today (10am -4pm) in Justin Herman Plaza, BART is conducting a “seat lab” for their New Train Car project where they’re asking the public’s input on what they would like to new trains to look and feel like. If you hate the current BART car set-up, here’s your chance to add your two cents.
After what seemed like decades of riders begging BART to increase late-night service, the transportation authority looked to have finally relented by saying they would conduct a little experiment by shifting Friday service one measly hour from 12:30am to 1:30am.
Now, this probably won’t even register on most people’s radar as there seems to be (usually when you’re drunk at 3am in the Mission) only about a dozen or so cabbies aimlessly driving about totally ignoring you while you desperately wave your arms around standing halfway in the street. But…although a Muni strike looks to have been avoided, a taxi strike may be on the horizon.
A possible strike of Muni drivers has been (thus far) avoided. Which means commuters only have to worry about their bus coming 20 minutes late rather than at all. Contract negotiations between Muni management and the drivers/mechanics union, TWA Local 250 A, had been stalling, but it seems both sides came to their senses.
It sounds like the catch for a new game show: quit your job and get $1 million dollars. Unfortunately, this is no game, this the reality of a screwed up transportation authority. BART general manager Dorothy Dugger will resign April 22, and in return she’s going to get a million dollar payout.
While many residents in SF do try to be as environmentally-conscious as they can it’s been difficult to get drivers to give up their cars. After all, Muni is a hot mess and just the thought of huffing on a bike up the steep hills is enough for one to dismiss that idea altogether.
More and more people are biking to work, using the bike lanes and asking for more access. Will there be more biking options as a means of transportation going forward? I’d always assumed that Market Street would be the first to get the full treatment, where bikes, walkers and Muni own the street. Few, if any, cars allowed!
There are soap box derbies and then there’s the Bus Stop Derby. Now through Jan 26th, Yahoo! (you know, that company that used to do pretty well until Google came along) has created an “integrated marketing campaign that challenges locals to play LCD touch-screen games at 20 high-traffic Muni shelters scattered around the city.” The winning neighborhood has a block party with OK Go!