SFBC Treehouse Talk: Designing Streets for People: SF’s Better Streets Plan

"In San Francisco, the Better Streets Plan creates a vision and provides guidelines for making the city’s streets safer, greener and more enjoyable for all. After nearly three years of work and over 80 public meetings, the Plan is nearing its completion. Come hear about the Plan’s vision for the future of San Francisco’s streets and next steps to put the Plan into action, and bring your ideas for a discussion about the role of the street in the public life of the city. Speakers include Adam Varat, San Francisco Planning Department and other speakers from Better Streets Plan team."


An Emerging New Bike Plan for San Francisco is a Bold Path Forward

After four years of an agonizing bicycle injunction that prevented the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) from adding any significant improvements to the city’s bike network, a judge earlier this year finally freed the SFMTA to begin building out the city’s long-promised Bicycle Plan. In short order, the SFMTA made some very noticeable improvements, […]

The Future of the Better Streets Plan Hinges on Political Will

The Mayor holds up a copy of The Better Streets Plan at a press conference yesterday: "Eat your heart out Portland." Photo by Bryan Goebel. Standing in the glaring Mission District sun yesterday on a wide new sidewalk, before a crowd of advocates, city planners, merchants, construction crews, artists and many others celebrating the completion […]