Today’s Headlines

  • SMART Train Service Starts a Week from Today (SFGate, ABC7, MarinIJ)
  • Weekend Closures Coming for M-Ocean View and N-Judah (SFBay)
  • Safety Measures Discussed for Golden Gate Park (SFChron, SFExaminer)
  • Holloway Avenue Redo Complete (SFBay)
  • Water to Flow Again in Several SF Parks (Hoodline)
  • Big Development Planned for Lucky Penny Site on Geary (Socketsite)
  • More on Dumbarton (BizTimes)
  • Walnut Creek’s Downtown Plan (EastBayTimes)
  • Larkspur Rebids Project to Add Bike Lanes to Bridge (MarinIJ)
  • Could Self-Driving Cars Cost Jobs? (Kron4)
  • Bay Area’s Defunct Rail Lines on a Modern-Style Map (Curbed)

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Janette Sadik-Khan warned people to "keep their eyes on the street" during her keynote address at the "City of Tomorrow" symposium. Photo: Ford Motor.

Can a Detroit Auto Maker Help Create a More Livable City?

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“Mobility should be as accessible as water or electricity. We believe mobility is a human right,” said Marcy Klevorn, Executive Vice President and President, Mobility, Ford Motor Company, during the introductory session at today’s “City of Tomorrow” symposium at Fort Mason, which Ford sponsored. Ford’s move to become less of a car maker and more of […]

Talking Headways Podcast: Critiquing the Language of Planners

This week, Robin Rather of Collective Strength joins the podcast to talk about missteps in the planning profession - including how things go wrong with language. Robin shares how she got to thinking about urban issues and why she believes current planning practice is stuck in the 1990s. We discuss the often jargon-filled language the profession uses, taking a paragraph from Austin’s current zoning code rewrite to illustrate.

Today’s Headlines

  • Bike Share is on Fire–Literally (SFGate, SFExaminer)
  • More on SFMTA Transit Wish List (NextCity)
  • Lack of Technicians to Fix Muni Elevators (SFExaminer)
  • BART Scofflaws (SFGate)
  • Tech Shuttles as Real Estate Amenity (Curbed)
  • 127 Unit SoMa Development (Socketsite)
  • Defending San Francisco’s Ugly Fountain (Curbed)
  • Bike Lanes and Right Hooks on El Camino Real (EastBayTimes)
  • Belmont Setting Long Range Plans (DailyJournal)
  • BART Antioch Extension (CBSLocal)
  • Commentary: Don’t Ban Delivery Robots on the Sidewalk (SFExaminer)

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Higher density suburban infill is helping keep housing costs in Seattle low relative to the Bay Area. Photo: SPUR

SPUR Talk: Learning from Seattle

“There’s a kind of cultural license to grow,” explained Benjamin Grant, Urban Design Policy Director for the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), at a presentation about planning lessons from Seattle. “Although they have 20 percent fewer residents, Seattle is consistently producing, decade over decade, two times as much housing as San Francisco.” […]

Today’s Headlines

  • Later Start Time for BART (SFGate, NBCBayArea)
  • SFMTA Board Approves Capital Plan (Hoodline)
  • Clipper for Low Income Riders (SFBay)
  • Downtown Oakland’s Retail Woes (Hoodline)
  • San Francisco Renters Plan to Leave (Curbed)
  • Special Use Districts Explained (Hoodline)
  • Bayview Farmer’s Market (SFChron)
  • India Basin Impact Report Documents Late (Socketsite)
  • Millbrae Development Plans in Trouble (DailyJournal)
  • Commentary: Don’t Stifle Uber, Lyft, Etc. (EastBayTimes)
  • Commentary: Public Transportation Key to Paris Accord (The Hill)

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The damaged rail bridge that is part of the 20-mile Dumbarton Corridor.

Dumbarton Study Outreach Begins Tonight

The San Mateo Transit District (SamTrans) released its report today on improving transportation links across the Dumbarton bridge and right of way. The agency will be soliciting public comment on the document–which runs 267 pages–over the next couple of months. The study proposes phased implementations of improved bus services and, somewhere down the line, rebuilding […]
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