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Noah Budnick Named SF Bicycle Coalition’s New Executive Director

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Noah Budnick, an accomplished advocate for safe streets and effective transit in New York City, has been named the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition’s new executive director and will succeed Leah Shahum, who will step down after 12 years leading the organization. Budnick has built a strong national reputation among livable streets advocates in his 14 […]

Dreaming of Pedestrian Heaven on San Francisco’s Oldest Street

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Enjoying a car-free Grant Avenue at Noodle Fest. Photo: Michael Rhodes Could San Francisco’s first and oldest thoroughfare become the city’s first true pedestrianized street? Since the day in 1835 when William Richardson drew the first map of Yerba Buena that included just one street, called "Calle de la fundacion" — Foundation Street, which ran […]

Tea Partying and Beanbagging on Shotwell

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24th and Shotwell Tea Party The citywide Stand Against Sit Lie campaign Saturday March 27 was a big success by all accounts. The website claims over 100 events took place on San Francisco sidewalks, and over 1000 people participated. That doesn’t sound overwhelming at first glance, but if you recall that this began as a […]

Sign on, Root in, Branch Out

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Imagine the Wiggle as fully green bikeway, with agriculture and an open creek instead of cars! He skirted Market Pond and made his way up to the Wiggle. Passing through a green arching gate he rolled along next to a long aging wall that had seen better days. On the other side of the wall […]