SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The World’s Great Streets: Best practices from home and abroad

"In recent years, the Planning Department has set out to make vast improvements to the city’s public realm by drawing on the best thinking from urban designers such as Allan Jacobs, Elizabeth Macdonald and Jan Gehl, while also gleaning lessons from other world-class cities. Join us for a discussion with David Alumbaugh, the acting director of Citywide Planning and manager of the Planning Department’s City Design Group, Adam Varat, manager for the Better Streets Plan and Neil Hrushowy, manager of the City’s pedestrian program."

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Supervisor Scott Wiener has introduced a bill that would make the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ guides for Urban Streets and Urban Bikeways official city policy. The SFMTA Board of Directors already adopted the NACTO guides in January, but Wiener’s legislation would establish them as official guidelines for other agencies to use, including the […]