SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Looking ahead: San Francisco’s financial future

"What happens if we have yet another year of jobless recovery? What if the real estate market continues to decline? What is the long-term impact of such trends on local government revenues? Join us for a discussion about San Francisco’s long-term financial outlook. With an inside view and predictions from San Francisco’s Chief Economist, Ted Egan."

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The Legal Delays Continue in San Francisco’s Bike Injunction Saga

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Rob Anderson, the man who stopped San Francisco’s Bike Plan, and his attorney, Mary Miles, leave the courthouse after today’s hearing. Photo: Bryan Goebel Without playing his hand, a San Francisco Superior Court judge today gave the attorneys involved in Rob Anderson’s lawsuit against San Francisco’s Bike Plan three weeks to draft orders for how […]

SPUR: How Will 1.7 Million More People Cross the Bay?

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Crossing the Bay from SPUR on Vimeo. SPUR has produced a new video that asks: How will 1.7 million more people cross the Bay? From the SPUR blog: In the last century, visionary planners made major investments linking San Francisco and the East Bay. When the 20th century dawned, the only way to get from […]

Can In-Law Units Help Solve SF’s Housing Woes?

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There seem to be two points of view on San Francisco’s frustrating housing situation: either the tech industry is to blame for increasing demand or it comes down to NIMBY homeowners hoarding housing stock and preventing new development. Or maybe it’s some combination of the two? Clearly, there’s a desire to keep San Francisco looking […]
San Francisco's new truck is designed to turn in less distance. All photos Streetsblog/Rudick

Fire Department’s New ‘Vision Zero’ Truck

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Yesterday afternoon, journalists and advocates were given a first look at Fire Engine 13, assigned to the station on the corner of Washington and Sansome in San Francisco’s Financial District. “This fire engine is narrower, not as long, and has a better turning radius,” said San Francisco Fire Department Chief Joanne Hayes-White. “It’s a beautiful […]

Better Streets Plan Discussion on KALW Radio Tonight

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City Visions Radio will be discussing the Better Streets Plan tonight, looking "into San Francisco’s evolving bicycle and pedestrian plans, and how this ties into a long-term vision for San Francisco’s streets." Host Joseph Pace will be joined by Marc Caswell, the program manager for the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, Manish Champsee, the president of […]

Commentary: Proposition G and the Vision of the City

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Editor’s note: Jason Henderson, a geography professor at San Francisco State University who writes about the politics of mobility, explains why he’s voting against Proposition G on November 2. We’ve invited the Yes on G side to write an op-ed and hope to publish it soon. A lot of well-meaning people are leaning towards voting […]