Polk, Valencia, Castro, Broadway — when bar patrons crowd these streets at night, should they go car-free? While the idea may be novel to San Francisco, many other cities have done it. Up the coast in Vancouver, British Columbia, downtown Granville Street is often closed to cars on bustling weekend nights for people to roam […]
Calls to create a pedestrian haven went unheeded; another street is returned to the automobile
The vibrations and rumble of cable cars used to occur on many of San Francisco’s streets. We are often attracted to city life for the energy, the boisterousness, the noise. I am a city guy having lived all my life in cities (born in Brooklyn, Chicago until age 10, Oakland until 17, and San Francisco […]
"In a compact city like San Francisco, one person’s fun is another person’s unwelcome late night party. From the crackdowns on Halloween to nightclubs to street festivals and events, some have claimed there’s a “death of fun” march across the city. Other cities are moving in the opposite direction: Paris just decreed to keep its […]
As ride-hail services like Lyft and Uber have boomed in San Francisco and other cities, proponents claim they help reduce demand for parking and road space by making it easier for people to own fewer cars. But very little data has been released by the ride-hail companies that would allow experts to assess their impact on […]
The new TOD zone will allow up to 2,400 units of housing to be built at the two large BART station parking lots within the city limits. Next steps: develop and build the housing.