"Using the latest digital mapping technologies, “Local Code” documents the location and character of 1,500 City-owned “remnant parcels” in San Francisco. Conceived of by UC Berkeley professor Nicholas de Monchaux, the project uses geospatial analysis and parametric modeling to provide tools for citizens to transform these derelict pockets of public space into useful and beautiful places that, when combined, could contribute significantly to the City’s larger sustainability goals."
Muni sliced its overall service frequency by ten percent over the weekend, so if you’re not already riding a bicycle, Bike to Work Day on Thursday might just be the time to start! Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: SFMTA Pedestrian Safety Advisory Committee Meeting. A chance to discuss pedestrian safety issues […]
Agenda. Items of Note: 6. SF PLAZA PROGRAM – Informational presentation – Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development will make an informational presentation on the SF Plaza Program, a new collaborative public realm initiative designed to leverage various City, private, nonprofit and stakeholder group efforts to provide long-term activation, management, and/or maintenance for designated City Plazas. Through this program, the […]
From SVBC: The City of San Mateo Planning Commission will hold a public hearing at City Hall Council Chambers to review and recommend to the City council adoption of the Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration, amendments to the City’s Zoning Code and General Plan associated with the City of San Mateo Bicycle Master Plan. […]
The SF Board of Supervisors today approved changes to the city’s planning code to make it easier for developers to convert gas stations to uses like apartments and storefronts on major transit and pedestrian streets. “Gas stations have a lot of [drivers] coming in and out, and they can slow down transit,” said Judson True, […]
A sample case from SeeClickFix’s San Francisco database The next generation of community-driven reporting of quality-of-life issues–like potholes, graffiti, garbage buildup, or broken street lights–is SeeClickFix, a mapping software that enables users to populate a map with cases that are then forwarded to the responsible city agency. Much like a 311 system, SeeClickFix’s software is […]
This week, check out an exhibit of green structures to fill the city’s wasted spaces, brainstorm transportation and technology ideas at TransportationCamp West, and get ready to kick off this year’s Sunday Streets season. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: Exhibit Opening Party – Local Code : Real Estates. This SPUR exhibit […]