For the fifth year, San Francisco’s transportation system will absorb one of its largest floods of travelers when 65,000 daily attendees descend upon Golden Gate Park this weekend for the three-day Outside Lands music festival. With festival goers traveling from near and far, promoters have tried each year to curb the number of people arriving […]
When visitors land on the front page of the Presidio Parkway’s website, they see an animated pelican emerging from beneath the Golden Gate Bridge, gliding across green hills and blue skies. When the bird lands, you can “Meet Parker” with a click and learn all about the Presidio Parkway Pelican. The PR team for this […]
Golden Gate Park is hewn from dunes and strange historical quirks. The first driver’s licensing program, the first reinforced concrete bridge, the socialite see-&-be-seen scene to show off thoroughbred horse & well-appointed buggy…Transportation history in the Park tells how our world has changed so rapidly.
City officials held a press conference yesterday to tout the widening of Arguello Boulevard in the Presidio to add sidewalks and bike lanes. Previously, the short stretch of road had only shoulders for people to walk and bike on, squeezing between guard rails and motor traffic. It’s one of the first projects to be funded […]
John F. Kennedy Drive in Golden Gate Park is a bit calmer since it was reconfigured for San Francisco’s first parking-protected bike lane — and a majority of people like the change, according to a preliminary report [PDF] recently released by the SF Municipal Transportation Agency. Since JFK was redesigned, average speeds are down by two […]
Editor’s note: This piece was written for Shaping San Francisco and is now incorporated into the new wiki version, your best place to research San Francisco history, FoundSF.org. Protesters march along Embarcadero in early 1960s, stump of Embarcadero Freeway ends behind them at Broadway. Photo courtesy San Francisco History Center, SF Public Library In the […]