Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Chris Carlsson

The Copenhagen Moment

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October 24, 2009, Bay Street in San Francisco: Riders traverse one potential future shoreline I’ll be leaving in ten days for Scandinavia, and will be sending reports to sf.streetsblog on the upcoming Climate Change conference (known as COP15) and the massive demonstrations that are expected to surround it. I’ve been to Copenhagen (my mother was […]

Nature’s Unsung Helper

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Stephen O’Brien, gardener at Transbay Terminal since 1958. Stephen O’Brien has been coaxing an oasis out of a most unlikely environment for a long time: the small green patches at either end of the ground level Mission Street frontage of the Transbay Terminal. He started back in 1958, when the old Key System train tracks […]

A Cycling Congress in Mexico

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Respect me: I am also traffic! Guadalajara, Mexico was host this month to the 2nd annual Congress of Cyclists in Mexico, a national gathering of bicyclist activists from around the country. I was invited to give a speech, which I somehow managed to do in Spanish (thanks to my media naranja for translating and coaching […]

San Francisco is Sinking!

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UN Plaza, Market and 7th, the waters from the subterranean "Mighty Hayes River"!! Famously, we live on a crack in the earth. The San Andreas Fault gets most of our attention, followed not too far behind these days by the equally ominous Hayward Fault. A major earthquake on either of these could alter local landscapes […]