SPUR Lunchtime Forum: A new Doyle Drive

"With funding from the federal stimulus package, the new Presidio Parkway is slated to start construction this fall, replacing the decrepit Doyle Drive. Designed in deference to its natural surroundings in the Presidio and along Crissy Marsh, Presidio Parkway will allow for more pedestrian crossings, direct access to the Presidio and a calming transition to residential streets. With Jose Luis Moscovich and Ignacio Barandiaran of the San Francisco County Transportation Authority."

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SFCTA Graphic Five decades after activists killed plans for a major freeway traveling through San Francisco’s Panhandle, construction companies are lining up for the contract to break ground in August on another major freeway through a park – the Presidio Parkway, which will replace Doyle Drive in the Presidio National Park. Plans to improve or […]

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SF Supervisors to Review Muni Audit Today (Examiner) East Bay Cyclist Swerved to Avoid Dooring, Killed by Bus (Oak Trib, CBS, ABC) 5th Grader Wins SamTrans Art Contest (Examiner) Presidio Parkway/Doyle Drive Dispute Could Halt Construction (CBS) MTC Concerned Not All Carpoolers Know They Will Pay Bridge Tolls July 1 (ABC) Meth-Hopped Driver Arrested After […]

Planners Expect Public-Private Partnership to Lower Doyle Drive Costs

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