NO MORE WIGGLE STREETS! BRING BACK STRAIGHT LANES

Third Street is dangerous to drive on because you can’t see the lines between the lanes. The lanes south of Hudson are constantly moving on and off the MUNI tracks without warning.

Last night I was driving in the rain on Third Street. You cannot see where the lanes begin and end at night in the rain. Your entire attention must be on where you are going, so you have no opportunity to look for pedestrians or bicycles or anything other than “where did my lane go?” This is too dangerous. We need white lines between the lanes that glow in the dark on Third Street.

This video shows how dangerous Third Street is to everyone. Watch it on YouTube, like it and share it with your friends. Let everyone see how dangerous Third Street is.

1. Drivers of cars and bikes have no time to watch for pedestrians stepping out onto the street because attention has to be given to following the winding path of the road.

2. At night in the rain the street lanes are impossible to see. The raised ridge between the street and the MUNI line is not visible. This is the most dangerous street in town for everyone.

3. What will it take for reason to prevail? Must we sue over this too?

4. The raised platforms and street trees make it MORE DIFFICULT to see pedestrians and others waiting to cross.

Taxi regulator responds to Yellow Cab bankruptcy

By : sfexaminer – excerpt

Yellow Cab announced plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy as competition for riders has steepened since the introduction of ride-hail companies such as Uber and Lyft.

San Francisco’s largest taxi company may soon declare bankruptcy, the San Francisco Examiner revealed early this month.

Now, as Yellow Cab Co-Op’s financial move has set off alarms across the industry, The City’s taxi regulator is finally weighing in.

Kate Toran is head of taxi services at the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which regulates cabs in San Francisco.

First things first, she wanted to clarify that Yellow Cab’s bankruptcy is Chapter 11, which is a restructuring to shed debts — not necessarily to close. The Examiner initially reported that, but many news outlets re-reporting the story implied Yellow Cab was “doomed.”

“Overall, there’s still a demand for taxi service in San Francisco,” Toran said, countering assertions in the national news… (more)

After all the SFMTA has done to try to kill the taxi industry, why do they care? Most of the media is spinning their lines.