Transportation measures in S.F., Alameda County win support

By Michael Cabanatuan : sfgate – excerpt

Voters in San Francisco and Alameda County appeared willing Tuesday to put their money where their commutes are by backing ballot measures to raise billions for transportation improvements that put an emphasis on transit, bicycles and pedestrians…

Increasing congestion, a planning strategy that increasingly de-emphasizes driving, and an overwhelmed infrastructure have made transportation a key issue in San Francisco, and Tuesday’s ballot featured three propositions as well as a race for the BART Board of Directors….

City voters were also rejecting Proposition L, an advisory measure to reshape the city’s transportation planning priorities with more of an emphasis on cars. It urges the MTA Board of Directors to freeze parking rates, ban evening and Sunday meter charges, build new parking garages, and require street redesigns to speed traffic. Voters had cast 62.33 percent votes against the proposal to 37.67 percent in favor… (more)