This Week in Livable Streets Events

Last week, many of you came out to support Streetsblog at its first birthday party. This week, lend a hand to efforts to make the Bay Bridge accessible for all users, redirect funds from the Oakland Airport Connector to struggling local transit agencies, and raise money to help those affected by the Haiti earthquake. Here are the week’s highlights:

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The Death of Redevelopment

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From SPUR: On December 20, the California Supreme Court upheld the legislature’s elimination of redevelopment. Redevelopment has had a complicated history in the State of California. While redevelopment has enabled the construction of affordable housing, infrastructure and public amenities it has also been used to fund less worthy projects. What does the death of redevelopment […]

NACTO Street Design Guides Now Official Policy in SF

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The Board of Supervisors yesterday voted unanimously to establish the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ Urban Street and Urban Bikeway Design Guides as official policy for all city agencies, as proposed by Supervisor Scott Wiener. “Safe and livable streets start with smart street design reflecting the needs of all users,” Wiener said in a statement. “Safe streets and […]

Geneva-Harney BRT Community Workshop

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From SFCTA: The San Francisco County Transportation Authority (SFCTA) is working with San Francisco and Daly City to plan for Bus Rapid Transit service in the Geneva-Harney corridor, and will host public workshops on the project. The vision for  the Geneva-Harney BRT Feasibility Study is to connect existing and future neighborhoods along the San Mateo-San Francisco County border with […]

Supervisors Hearing on SFFD’s Push for Wider Streets

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Meeting of Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee Agenda [PDF] 2. 140460 [Hearing – Street Widths in Hunters Point Shipyard and Candlestick Point Developments] Sponsors: Wiener; Breed Hearing requesting a report from the Fire Department, Department of Public Works, and the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure on the proposal to widen certain streets in […]