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Guest Editorial: Don’t Charge Big Bucks for Block Parties

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Block parties change lives. When neighbors reclaim their street for a day and turn it into a car-free social space, all types of folks come out. Children run freely and neighbors who have been strangers for 20 years meet at last. Culture changes in an instant: Streets become safer, social ties strengthen, neighbors are happier […]

PedalFest

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From EBBC: PedalFest is coming to Oakland on October 22nd: the EBBC co-presents a fun-filled day of cycling celebration The East Bay Bicycle Coalition is excited announce an incredible bike festival in Oakland: PedalFest. Pedalfest is a festival for the recreational rider and the seasoned cyclist, as well as the casual observer, showcasing what makes […]

A Public Space Renaissance in San Francisco

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Crowds gather on eastern slope of Dolores Park near 18th. One of the ongoing dilemmas for landscape architects, city planners, and yes, even transit geeks, is the chicken-and-egg question regarding public space. If you build it, will they come? Is there a “public” demanding wider sidewalks, public squares and plazas, pocket parks, and depaving, and […]

Jane Martin is a Force of Nature

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Jane Martin gardening at 23rd and Harrison, Jan. 3, 2009. Jane Martin is a longtime resident of San Francisco’s Mission District, a licensed architect, and an avid gardener. She is the founder of PlantSF, an informational website dedicated to reconfiguring the design and use of urban spaces, primarily sidewalks and to a lesser extent, residential […]