SPUR Walking Tour: Vetrazzo Factory

"SPUR travels to Richmond to visit Vetrazzo’s state-of-the-art recycled-glass countertops factory. Housed in a former Ford auto plant in Richmond, we’ll witness the molding and cutting of countertops with Vetrazzo’s CEO & Co-Founder, James Sheppard, and VP of Manufacturing, John Sabol. The old Ford factory was designed by Albert Kahn, the 20th-century architect famous for pioneering the “daylit factory,” and has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1988."


BART Will Study Second Transbay Tube, West Side Extension

Updated 11:06 p.m. with comments from BART Board-elect Nick Josefowitz. BART says it will formally study the decades-old ideas of building a second Transbay tube and extending service to SF’s western neighborhoods. Ellen Smith, BART’s acting manager for strategic and policy planning, recently told a SF County Transportation Authority Board committee (comprised of SF supervisors) […]

Is the Geary Bus Rapid Transit Project in Jeopardy?

Photo: plug1 If the Geary Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project doesn’t get some love from advocates and the general public, the project could be in trouble, according to several people closely following the process. "I look to the left, I look to the right, all I see is opposition and criticism," says Joel Ramos, a […]

Detroit: The Return of the Repressed (Bicycling Culture)

Detroit’s once bustling streets are a bicyclist’s paradise now, wide open and empty. Visiting the ghostly motor city these days is an eye-opening and surprisingly inspiring experience. The city has fallen from more than 2 million residents a generation ago to around 800,000 today. A great deal of the land area where homes and factories […]