Posts Tagged ‘Bay Bridge’

Closed Again

This is really getting annoying.


Both the Richmond Bridge and Bay Bridge bike/ped paths routinely get closed — for no apparent reason and with absolutely no notification. I passed dozens of cyclists and joggers on the way to this closed gate.

State Law requires maximum feasible public access to the Bay. The BCDC needs to step in and begin enforcement action on Caltrans/MTC.

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In California, almost anyone can get a commercial trucking license:

Tahir Sheikh Fakhar, 56, was killed when his truck went over the northern side of the S-curve at 3:30 a.m. Monday and plunged 200 feet to Yerba Buena Island.

Court documents show one citation on Fakhar’s driving record, a 1994 ticket issued in Fresno for driving a big rig faster than 55 mph. Department of Motor Vehicles officials say their records also show that Fakhar was in a wreck Sept. 25, 2008, in Stockton, in which he was found to be most at fault. Stockton police and the CHP did not have details Tuesday.

Fakhar had a valid commercial license as well as a hazardous materials permit.


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