BART service has resumed as of 4am Tuesday. Having reached a tentative agreement, train service has resumed. Expect limited capacity for the morning commute, with full service by afternoon. Supplemental transit service remains available.
Excerpt: “I wish I had news for you, but BART hasn’t offered any new proposals to bring about a resolution, and we’re on the second day of our strike,” said Cecille Isidro, a spokeswoman with Service Employees International Union Local 1021 – one of the two unions striking. “They have not come back with any proposals that address critical safety issues and fair pay.”
If you met Stephen Linaweaver after 7am, you probably wouldn’t think he’s much different from any other Bay Area professional. He’s 38 years old. He works for a company that does sustainability consulting for corporations. He’s kind of outdoorsy. Whatever.
But if you met him before 7am, you’d definitely think he was unusual. For starters, you’d have to do what I did, which is drive down to the Port of Oakland before dawn and talk with him while he’s getting ready to launch his kayak into the Bay.
On today's Your Call, we’ll have a conversation about bike commuting, which is on the rise in many cities around the world. A US Census Bureau Survey shows a 66% increase in bicycle commuters from 2002 to 2010. What are the policies and infrastructures that make this possible? And does bike commuting make our cities better? Join us at 10am Pacific or post a comment here. What are your bike-to-work stories? It’s Your Call with Rose Aguilar, and you.