The shortage of public spaces in San Francisco’s downtown has long been compounded by the fact that the urban geography of privately owned public open spaces (POPOS) makes them hard to find and even harder to enjoy. The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research (SPUR) last week released a report that details all of downtown’s POPOS, […]
This week, help redesign Cesar Chavez Street, take a planning tour of Downtown Oakland, speak up for 15 MPH school zones, and get “thinking” with two historical walking tours. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday: Cesar Chavez Community Meeting. Help envision the redesign of Cesar Chavez Street with the SFMTA, the SF […]
Electric Vehicles (EVs) are all the rage these days and the press seems to treat them as a palliative for all that ails our fossil-fuel-driven, automobile-dependent transportation network. The New York Times has fallen in love with Better Place, an electric-car battery maker that seeks to replace much of the U.S. fleet of vehicles with […]
Today is Park(ing) Day, the now-ten-year-old celebration that repurposes street parking spots for people rather than cars. The concept is simple. People “take over” a parking space and use it for something other than car parking for a day, or a couple of hours, or until the meter runs out. As you would expect, Streetsblog […]
From SFBC: Mission Bicycle Company presents Matthew Passmore, co-founder of SF’s Rebar Group, in an exploration of urban prototyping. The night’s presentation also includes the very first glimpse of the Streetscape Kit of Parts, an urban prototype kit for testing and developing bike lanes, designed in collaboration with the SF Bicycle Coalition. Come early at […]
Park(ing) Day is a grass-roots event wherein people turn street parking spaces into something more useful and fun than car storage. Herein some photos of people enjoying the street.