NYC’s Tom Maguire Expected to Lead at the SFMTA, if Mayor Lee Lets Him

by : sf.streetblog – excerpt

Ever since we broke the news that New York City’s Tom Maguire would be hired as the new director of the SFMTA’s Sustainable Streets Division, we’ve heard only positive reactions. If nothing else, there’s a lot of hype building for this promising veteran of the livable streets renaissance seen under Janette Sadik-Khan‘s NYC Department of Transportation. On the other hand, Sadik-Khan and her executive staff had the full support of former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg… (more)

Does anyone still doubt that the intent of Plan Bay Area, sustainable growth and stack and pack housing along transit corridors is to Manhattanize San Francisco?

SFMTA’s Livable Streets Team Plucks Neal Patel From SFBC

by Aaron Bialick : sf.streetsblog.org – excerpt

Neal Patel will be leaving his position as planning director at the SF Bicycle Coalition to join the SF Municipal Transportation Agency’s Livable Streets team, bringing his talents in community outreach to city government.
Patel said the details on his position at the SFMTA are still taking shape, but that he’ll be working on pedestrian, bicycle, and traffic calming projects “in some way, shape or form.”
“I’m really excited to be moving over there, although it’s been an amazing experience” working for the SFBC for the past six years, he said… (more)