SFBC Rec Ride: Solar Systems

"See electric and hot water systems at residential and commercial sites.
Hear how one resident organized her neighborhood block to go solar
together. 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."


Stimulus Spotlight: Oregon’s Solar Highway

The first of Oregon’s "solar highway" installations, which are receiving $2 million from the federal stimulus. (Photo: ODOT via Flickr) Washington’s normally frenetic pace slows down in August, when humid weather and the absence of Congress combine to give the capital some recharging time. But this month also marks a half-year since the economic stimulus […]

Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change: Green Technology

Editor’s note: This week, we continue our 5-part series of excerpts from Peter Calthorpe’s book, “Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change.” This is installment number four. Thanks to Island Press, a few lucky Streetsblog readers will be selected to receive a free copy of the book. To enter the contest, fill out this form. […]

SFMTA Installs 100th New Transit Shelter

The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) announced today that it has installed the 100th new transit shelter, representing a new aesthetic for one of the more iconic pieces of street furniture in the city. The shelters began on a trial basis in May 2009 when Mayor Gavin Newsom showcased a solar-powered shelter on Geary […]

This Week in Livable Streets Events

This week offers plenty of opportunities to get out and enjoy the last days of summer. Party with SPUR, rally for the sea and learn how to cycle safely on the roadway. Here are the highlights from the Streetsblog calendar: Tuesday: TransForm holds a rally and news conference at the Coliseum BART station to stop […]