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New Supes Proposal Would Expedite Sidewalk Expansions

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[Note: This proposal was approved by the full Board of Supervisors.] Widening sidewalks in San Francisco is a time-consuming task — it’s the only city in California where even minor changes to a sidewalk’s width require legislative approval. But a new proposal headed to the SF Board of Supervisors would cut some of the red […]

New D5 Supe Christina Olague a Promising Proponent of Livable Streets

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District 5’s newest representative is Christina Olague, the car-free president of the SF Planning Commission and noted progressive activist. Advocates say she holds promise as a champion of livable streets and sustainable transportation on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. “Her values and expertise are going to be invaluable as we transition into San Francisco’s […]

Mayor’s Transpo Chief: “Let’s Be San Francisco and Take Down the Freeway”

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The idea of removing the northern section of Highway 280 near Mission Bay is gaining more traction as planners look for ideal ways to usher in high-speed rail and transit-oriented development in downtown San Francisco. At a SPUR forum yesterday, Mayor Ed Lee’s transportation policy director, Gillian Gillett, sketched out a proposal to follow in the […]