I-TEAM: NEW STUDY CONFIRMS DEADLY GUARDRAIL DANGERS

ABC 7 I-Team on Sunday News – excerpt

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) –A new study about guardrails out this week confirms dangers raised by the ABC7 News I-Team in April 2013. They can malfunction, sometimes causing injury and even death. “20/20” explores the issue on ABC7 Friday at 10 p.m.

We aren’t talking about when a car bumps into the main part of the guardrail. These crashes are from the side, when the car strikes the very beginning of the guardrail as you’re driving down the highway.

The biggest guardrail manufacturer in the world is facing a growing number of lawsuits, over its guardrail end terminals named ET-Plus… (more)

Another moveon petition to Stop Actions by the SFMTA designed to privatize and commercialize public property.

Message from moveone:

No Public Space for Private Use recently created a petition on our public petition website entitled “San Francisco Keep Corporate Greed Out of Your Parking Spaces”—and moveone would like to know what you think of it.

The petition is addressed to Ed Reiskin, Director of Transportation, SFMTA Board of Directors, and Andy Thornley, and reads:

SFMTA has set aside 450 parking spots city wide for a pilot program to rental car corporations to be used as free advertising under the guise of being not for profit companies. Their concept being that we are “sharing” these rental cars instead of renting a car. It is more expensive to rent a car by the hour than the day. If SFMTA decides they like the revenue this pilot program brings , the number of these private use parking spaces will increase from 450 spaces to 900 spaces city wide. They will no longer be available for your (public) use. Guess who profits.

These companies have misled the public into believing these actions will help save the environment, when in fact it will put more cars on the streets creating more pollution.

This selfish corporate thinking compromises the local workers who need their vehicles to transport the tools of their various trades to the job sites.

This is just another attack on the working class of San Francisco. 
Please support No Public Space for Private Use and sign this petition.

Sign No’s petition.

Here’s what No wrote about it:

The city of San Francisco is being bought out by big business and it’s coming to your front door. If this pilot program is successful 900 private parking spots will be for the exclusive use of City Car Share, Zipcar and Getaround. No neighborhood is exempt.

NO PUBLIC SPACE FOR PRIVATE USE

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