Transportation Mural Walking Tour

"Joel Pomerantz, coordinator of Mona Caron’s murals, including the Duboce Bike mural, gives an insider look at the murals’ themes of transportation’s past, present, and future."

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Volunteers cleaned up the Duboce bike mural on Saturday. Photo: SFBC/Melyssa Mendoza

Eyes on the Street: Renewing a Symbol of a San Francisco Community

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On Saturday, twenty volunteers helped a San Francisco Bicycle Coalition effort to clean and renew the mural behind the Duboce Triangle Safeway, along the bike path between Market and Church Streets. From the Bike Coalition’s call for volunteers: In 1996, longtime member and SF Bicycle Coalition leader Joel Pomerantz invited Mona Caron, a young artist […]

Sign on, Root in, Branch Out

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Imagine the Wiggle as fully green bikeway, with agriculture and an open creek instead of cars! He skirted Market Pond and made his way up to the Wiggle. Passing through a green arching gate he rolled along next to a long aging wall that had seen better days. On the other side of the wall […]

City Sets Out to Create Safer, Greener Streets on the Wiggle

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The Wiggle could be transformed into a greener, more bicycle- and pedestrian-friendly route in the coming years thanks to a new planning effort launched by the SFMTA and the SF Public Utilities Commission. At an open house community meeting yesterday, planners shopped potential treatments like traffic diverters, traffic circles, bulb-outs, and raised crosswalks that could […]

SFMTA Pushes Red Transit Lanes on Church Street to January, Citing Rain

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Red-colored transit-only lanes on Church Street won’t come until some time in January, according to SF Municipal Transportation Agency spokesperson Paul Rose, who cited rainy weather as the reason for the delay. The project would be one of San Francisco’s first to add transit-only lanes with colorful pavement to emphasize that they’re off-limits to drivers. […]

The Slow, Beautiful Road to Community on the Streets

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Mona Caron contemplates her next stroke on her new mural at Jones and Golden Gate in San Francisco. Mona Caron is a visual troubadour of street life in San Francisco. Her murals have become increasingly famous in their gorgeous detail, portraying San Francisco’s romantic past juxtaposed to inspired visions of its future. Equally powerful is […]