People do it in cars and on bikes. It's a tradeoff worth taking.
A massive new study of commuters in the United Kingdom reveals that people who bike to work tend to live longer and are at lower risk of heart disease and cancer. While the study establishes correlation but doesn't prove causation, the size of the sample and the magnitude of the effects strongly suggest that biking to work can yield major health benefits.
Here are this week’s highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday tonight! The Art of Recovery. After the devastating earthquake of 2011 in Christchurch, New Zealand, artists and community members began using newly vacant land in the central city for art installations, gardens, and gathering spaces. But the city’s government and private developers have other plans. Join […]
How SF Survived the Power Outage (Wired) How BART Counts Fare Cheaters (SFChron) SFMTA May Abandon Cable Car Cash Fares (SFBay) More on Muni Switchbacks (Hoodline) More on Art Torres and SFMTA Board (SFChron) Street Trees of San Francisco (Curbed) Feinstein Pushes for Caltrain Electrification (SFGate, EastBayTimes) Affordable Housing for Nonprofits (Curbed) Two Cyclists Seriously Injured […]
The CTC is responsible for programming and allocating money for most of the state's transportation projects, so it's a pretty important body. But Governor Brown must either believe that things are going well on the commission, or that decisions made by the CTC don't really matter.
San Francisco was hit by a major power outage Friday that impacted Muni bus services and temporarily closed the Montgomery Street BART station. Traffic in downtown was snarled into the evening thanks to traffic lights in various locations that were flashing red. According to a BART advisory at the time of this post, the Montgomery […]