The guest this episode is Alexander Garvin, author of the recently released "What Makes a Great City." We chat about why people are an important factor in building cities and taking pictures, why Houston’s Post Oak Boulevard is going to show up Chicago, San Francisco, and New York’s best streets; and Alexander’s heroes, from Edmund Bacon to Haussmann to Robert Moses.
- All BART Cars to Have Working Cameras by July (SFChron, Kron4)
- Bills to Ban and Limit BART Strikes (EastBayTimes)
- More Safety Improvements for Upper Market (Hoodline)
- More on Muni Shooting (Hoodline)
- More on Lombard Toll (Curbed, SFBay)
- Uber and Lyft Increasing Passenger Miles? (Kron4)
- Superheros Pick Up Litter (SFist)
- Public Spaces on High (SFChron)
- Commentary: If Chao Cuts Caltrain (Slate)
- Commentary: Don’t Toll Lombard (SFChron)
- Commentary: Progress on Ferry Talks (MarinIJ)
Streetsblog SF will be off for President’s Day, Feb 20 and Tues., Feb 21, returning on Wed., Feb 22.
With more American cities raising impressive sums to expand transit, the question of how to invest effectively is increasingly essential. So far, few places have hit on a policy combination that makes transit more useful to more people. To help cities "get transit right," Streetsblog is launching a new series about which transit strategies are working and which are not.
- Traffic Deaths Grim Numbers (SFChron)
- A Toll for Lombard Street? (SFChron, SFExaminer)
- Redfin Ranks SF Best Place to Live Car Free (Curbed)
- Home SF Plan Proposes Development Flexibility (SFBay)
- Development for Unused Balboa Reservoir (Socketsite)
- Millbrae Weighs Development and HSR (DailyJournal)
- More on Twin Peaks Tunnel Closures (Hoodline, SFBay)
- More on Polk Street Bike Lane Plans (Hoodline)
- More on Geary BRT Lawsuit (Hoodline)
- Work Begins for Novato Bus Hub (MarinIJ)
- Commentary: Geary BRT Lawsuit is a Bunch of Bull (SFExaminer)
This graphic is based on research by two UC Berkeley faculty into the effects of bike-share use in different U.S. cities. It was originally published in Access Magazine by the UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies. The researchers found that bike-share users are a practical bunch: they tend to use bike-share to reach transit, if it’s […]
In Europe it's common for regional rail systems to get ridership comparable to that of the subway in the central city. But in America, this is unheard of. One reason for the discrepancy is land use: American commuter rail stations are typically surrounded by parking, while in the Paris region you see a different pattern with ample development next to suburban train stations.
A 68-year-old man who ran his car through a group of protesters in Nashville not only won't be charged, but is being treated by local law enforcement as though he were the victim of a crime. And to make matters worse, a state legislator wants to codify legal immunity for drivers who strike protesters.