SPUR Lunchtime Forum: Deliberation and design: hope and the shape of the city

"Designer and founder of New York City’s Center for Urban Pedagogy, Damon Rich will explore how design can engage with place-based activism across the country to energize our most pressing collective conversations. From housing to the environment to economic development, Rich will demonstrate how the tools of design, including videos, drawings, exhibitions and workshops, can bring people together around tough issues in surprising and productive ways."

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SFMTA announced late last week that San Francisco will soon break ground on the first protected intersection in San Francisco. From the agency’s web article: A new type of safer intersection design for San Francisco breaks ground this week: The city’s first “protected intersection” treatment is coming to 9th and Division streets. Protected intersections use a […]

Why Townsend Street Needs Protected Bike Lanes at 4th and King Station

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Anyone who uses Townsend Street’s eastbound bike lane to commute to Caltrain is sure to run into a litany of obstacles: Taxis, shuttles, private autos, and Muni buses obliterate the poor bike lane in the fight for curb space. (Much of the curb is reserved as a taxi stand.) Sam McCandlish sent in this video, filmed by a friend of his, showing […]