SPUR Lunchtime Forum: The Complete Street: A new plan for Cesar Chavez

"See an example of San Francisco’s new approach to street planning with the redesign of Cesar Chavez Street. The project is a laboratory of public support, interagency challenges, creative funding, stormwater management and good urban design. With Andres Power, project manager for the Cesar Chavez redesign and other city staff as they share lessons learned from this work." 

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Unclogging the Cesar Chavez Traffic Sewer

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A 14′ median with trees will be added to Cesar Chavez when the bicycle injunction is lifted One of the many casualties of the bicycle injunction has been the community led plan for reconstruction of Cesar Chavez Street between Guerrero and the 101.  Over the past five years, community groups led by CC Puede, the […]

Cesar Chavez: A Traffic Sewer Transformed Into a Safer Street

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Western Cesar Chavez Street has been transformed after decades as a dangerous motor vehicle speedway that divided the Mission and Bernal Heights neighborhoods. City officials cut the ribbon today on a redesign of the street, nearly nine years after residents began pushing for safety improvements. Cesar Chavez was widened in the 1930s and 40s at […]

Hairball Study Coughs Up Ideas, Memories

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Click to enlarge. Bird’s-eye view of the hairball shows how much real estate it takes up and how it creates a daunting barrier between neighborhoods. Photo: mike.teczno.com. “You can’t get there from here” is a joke phrase, but trying to travel through the Highway 101 freeway maze at Cesar Chavez/Potrero/Bayshore is no laughing matter. Four […]