SPUR Young Urbanists: Creating our own Champs-Elysées: SPUR Young Urbanists and Next American City take on Market Street

"SPUR joins forces with Next American City and the AIA San Francisco for an interactive charrette where we’ll examine what it takes to make a great street – then use those principles to re-envision Market Street. We’ll break up into small groups and tackle issues related to mode share, public art, public space, bike lanes and the role of commerce in creating lively streets."

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This Week in Livable Streets Events

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See parking guru Donald Shoup speak in person this Wednesday, and then speak your mind on transit service cuts at the crucial MTA Board meeting on Friday. Here are the week’s highlights: Tuesday: SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Building Green in China: A presentation by architect Jeff Heller. Learn about the intricacies of the design and approval […]

Mayor’s Transpo Chief: “Let’s Be San Francisco and Take Down the Freeway”

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The idea of removing the northern section of Highway 280 near Mission Bay is gaining more traction as planners look for ideal ways to usher in high-speed rail and transit-oriented development in downtown San Francisco. At a SPUR forum yesterday, Mayor Ed Lee’s transportation policy director, Gillian Gillett, sketched out a proposal to follow in the […]

At 40 Years, San Francisco’s Transit-First Policy Still Struggles for Traction

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The first private automobile users on early 20th-century American streets were generally accorded no special privileges on the public right-of-way. “The center of the road was reserved for streetcars, and the new automobiles had to move out of the way,” as Renee Montagne describes it in the 1996 documentary Taken for a Ride, which chronicles […]