This week holds sobering discussion of climate change and sea level rise, a green festival, and more weekend bike rides than you can shake a stick at. Here are the highlights. Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Planning for the San Francisco Bay. Will Travis, executive director of the Bay Conservation and Development Commission, will discuss opportunities […]
Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. This is what a tipping point looks like. Around the country in the summer of 2014, community groups across the United States have been using open-streets events and other festivals to give […]
Just as SFMTA can easily replace light rail service with buses to respond to an emergency, the Bay Area should be able to quickly restructure service in a coordinated way to protect public safety and while ensuring essential workers can get to their jobs. Our region’s lack of an empowered lead authority for transportation means each transit agency makes decisions in silos, resulting less access for everyone — and a more challenging recovery.
Some 40,000 people flooded downtown Berkeley on a brilliantly sunny day in October, as the city became the latest in the San Francisco Bay Area to host a “Sunday Streets” event. Organizers closed 17 blocks of Berkeley’s Shattuck Avenue to cars––and opened them to pretty much everything else. Cyclists pedaled, hula hoops turned, children frolicked, […]
This week, help guide the Bay Area on a path towards smart growth, speak up for an affordable AC Transit system, hear what America’s Cup could mean for the city, ride bikes with the Dutch for Queen’s Day, and savor delicious noodles on a pedestrianized Grant Avenue. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Monday, […]
A SPUR forum on Wednesday will consider how the Bay Area can strengthen its transportation system in the face of storms and rising sea levels brought on by climate change in the coming decades. New York City was forced to confront the reality of climate change last fall when Hurricane Sandy, given added force by warmer ocean […]