Today’s Headlines

More headlines at Streetsblog Capitol Hill

  • Larry Littlefield

    Here’s something California wouldn’t do for bike lanes.

    http://la.curbed.com/archives/2009/10/senate_oks_environmental_exemption_for_nfl_stadium.php

    “By a 22-14 margin, a bill to exempt a proposed NFL stadium in Industry from state environmental law earned approval Wednesday in the California state Senate….If signed by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, the bill that was approved Wednesday on a 21-14 vote, would nullify a lawsuit by residents [Citizens for Community Preservation] in the neighboring city of Walnut, who claimed that Industry approved the project without sufficiently reviewing its environmental impact.”

    Those lawsuits can be dragged out forever, with the goal of killing a project even if you lose, as at Atlantic Yards. Or San Francisco’s bicycle infrastructure.

  • From the Post article:

    For example, Staten Island mother of four Maria Alvarenga died after being struck by a speeding driver outside the crosswalk two years ago.

    If the driver was speeding, then Alvarenga wasn’t the only one at fault. I’m looking forward to the Post‘s upcoming anti-speeding editorial.