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Why is housing so darned expensive? Image:  Pixabay.

SPUR Talk: Why is Housing so Expensive?

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The San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR), during a lunchtime presentation yesterday, developed a blueprint to bring down Bay Area housing prices in five years, so that everyone who wants to live in the city can afford a home. Actually, they didn’t do that. But it would have been nice. Instead, […]
Looking north on Valencia, between 16th and 17th. Photo by 	Brandon Splane

Valencia Human-Protected Bike Lane Protest #2

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Before everyone heads out for the Memorial Day weekend, Streetsblog wanted to do a quick update on yesterday evening’s successful Valencia Street human-protected bike lane protest in the Mission District. Readers will recall that a group of bike advocates did the first of this type of protest on Golden Gate on May 1. That one […]
Overhead electrification in Connecticut. Caltrain electrification will survive the Trump Administration after all. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Caltrain Electrification Approved

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After months of back and forth, the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced that it is approving $647 million in funds for Caltrain electrification. The grant approval will allow Caltrain to begin construction of its electrification project almost immediately, bringing smoother rides and cleaner air to the Bay Area. “We are very thankful to U.S. Secretary […]