SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The San Francisco Grid

"The hills of San Francisco have always been eccentric – and charismatic – but the streets that cross and climb them are a legacy of 19th century planning. UC Berkeley professor Peter Bosselmann explores how the city’s original grid continues to shape contemporary urban planning and design."

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John Norquist: “Time to Talk About a Freeway-Free San Francisco”

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San Francisco is considered one of the leading American cities in the growing movement to tear down freeways. Fortunately, San Franciscans got a head start by averting the freeway-riddled fate of most other American cities in the 20th century by successfully protesting the construction of most of the proposed structures, which would have torn apart […]