Agenda [PDF] Of note: 8. 140509 [General Obligation Bond Election – Transportation and Road Improvement – $500,000,000] Sponsors: Mayor; Tang, Chiu, Wiener, Avalos, Kim, Breed, Farrell, Mar, Yee, Cohen and Campos Ordinance calling and providing for a special election to be held in the City and County of San Francisco on Tuesday, November 4, 2014, […]
Board of Supervisors Land Use and Economic Development Committee Agenda [PDF] Item of Note: 3. Hearing with SFMTA, BART, AC Transit, TNC companies, Taxi Industry, Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, and the Entertainment Commission, to discuss and develop San Francisco’s late-night transportation plan based on the City’s needs and progress towards developing a Late-Night Transportation […]
Part two of our discussion of French high-speed rail and cities covers how France approaches infrastructure projects of national significance, the challenges of building the Grand Paris Express rail expansion, and the latent opportunities of San Jose's Diridon station.
Agenda Of note: 2. 131202 [Hearing – AT&T Sidewalk Utility Boxes] Sponsors: Wiener; Kim, Farrell and Avalos Hearing, directed to AT&T, the Department of Public Works, and the Planning Department to discuss the roll-out of the AT&T U-verse telecommunications upgrade, focusing on the permitting and site installation of the sidewalk cabinets, and to discuss the current community […]
From SPUR: From parklets to bike lanes, gardens to pop-up stores, temporary urban interventions have emerged as a powerful source of innovation, experimentation and rapid implementation. But while temporary approaches can fast-track things into existence, their day of reckoning must eventually come. Can they put down roots and live on, or should they pass gracefully […]
Jim Aloisi is a Boston-based lawyer, historian and transportation policymaker. He is a former Massachusetts state secretary of transportation. His most recent book is The Vidal Lecture. Tanzeel Merchant is a Toronto-based urban designer, architect, planner and writer. He writes for Forbes India. As cities across North American densify, innovate and refocus their priorities, there is a shared […]