SFBC Rec Ride: Lots of Abundance

"What happens to abandoned lots and former freeways? Learn about
reclaiming land for public use and restoring connections to food.
TransitionSF and the San Francisco Permaculture Guild are leading these
Transition Tours showcasing local efforts that create community and
support both the environment and economy."

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Mayor Newsom Unveils SF’s First Pavement to Parks Plaza

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Supervisor Dufty and Mayor Newsom at the 17th St. plaza dedication cerimony, via Jamison on Flickr Standing before a crowd of more than 100 people, many of them city staff who had worked to realize the transformation of an underutilized street into a "Pavement to Parks" pedestrian refuge, Mayor Gavin Newsom dedicated the first of […]

The Google Bus Ballyhoo is Back

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At yesterday’s San Francisco Board of Supervisors meeting, supervisors again discussed stopping Tech Shuttles from using Muni bus stops, and voted to instruct SFMTA to study sending them to special hubs instead. Under this plan, tech workers, it is hoped, would use Muni buses to connect to these hubs. The resolution was supported by board […]

Extending the Central Subway: Why Stop at Fisherman’s Wharf?

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The nascent prospect of extending the Central Subway beyond Chinatown gained steam this week with the release of a preliminary city study [PDF] that lays out some conceptual proposals to bring the subway further into the city’s northern neighborhoods. North Beach neighbors, who are living with construction disruption as the tunnel’s drill is extracted in their backyards, […]

Bay Area Transit Agencies Build on Parking Lots

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Last Thursday representatives from Caltrain, the Valley Transportation Authority (VTA), and Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) presented [PDF] current plans for building housing and offices on top of station parking lots, at the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR) in downtown San Jose. Rail station parking lots offer the ultimate in […]