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Talking Headways Podcast: Cities on a Hill

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Pulitzer Prize-winning author Francis Fitzgerald joins the podcast this week to talk about her 1986 book, Cities on a Hill. We discuss the different “visionary” communities described in the book, including Rajneeshpuram in Oregon, San Francisco’s Castro district, Sun City retirement communities, and Jerry Falwell’s moral majority in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Today’s Headlines

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  • Storms Trigger Worst Commutes in Bay Area History (SFGate)
  • BART Plan for Saturday Marches (EastBayTimes)
  • Glitch Behind Warm Springs BART Delay (NBCBayArea)
  • More on BART Escalators (SFGate)
  • More on Bluegogo Bikes (BizTimes, Curbed, CBSBayArea)
  • Top Complaints About SF Streets (Curbed)
  • Oakland School District Ends Contract with AC Transit (SFGate)
  • Home Supply Slightly Up (Socketsite)
  • SF Rent Declines (Curbed)
  • Freeway Widening Didn’t Help Traffic…Again (EastBayTimes)
  • Commentary: Ferry Negotiations Need Community Input (MarinIJ)

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Can more precise GPS make streets safer? Image: Swift Navigation

SPUR Talk: Location Data and the Future of the City

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Yesterday afternoon, at a presentation at the SF Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association’s (SPUR) downtown San Francisco center, Rob Hranac of Swift Navigation and Andreas Viglakis of Mapbox discussed how developments in mapping and location technology will enhance safety, bring about truly autonomous cars, and improve our understanding of demographics and the urban environment. Autonomous […]

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  • SF Tries to Stop Bluegogo Bikes (SFExaminer)
  • More on Parking for God (Hoodline)
  • Three Pedestrians Struck by Elderly Motorist Near Stonestown (Hoodline)
  • Cow Hollow Pedestrian Victim Identified (SFBay)
  • More on Muni’s New Light Rail Vehicles (MassTransit)
  • Taraval Safety Work Begins Next Week (SFBay)
  • NIMBYs Block Affordable Mission Housing (BizTimes)
  • App Facilitates Carpooling to BART Stations (EastBayTimes)
  • More on Delays to BART Extension (SFChron)
  • Driverless Shuttle Testing Underway (EastBayTimes)
  • View from Atop San Francisco’s New Tallest Building (SFGate)

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A handful of the 80 or so volunteers who spent MLK day cleaning and beautifying Oakland. Photo: Streetsblog

Cleaning Streets to Celebrate Martin Luther King

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Yesterday morning, some 80 volunteers came to a Martin Luther King Jr. National Service Day event in Fruitvale, organized by the Oakland Office of Public Works, the City of Oakland, and Oakland City Councilmember Noel Gallo. The volunteers, who assembled near the BART station at 9, collected trash from nearby streets and public spaces, trimmed trees, and gardened the grounds of the Oakland Animal Shelter.
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