SPUR Forum: The Shaping of Ocean Beach

From SPUR:

A series of dramatic storms last winter caused the severe erosion of bluffs at Ocean Beach, threatening critical infrastructure. What’s the future for Ocean Beach? Learn about the hidden physical processes shaping the area, and the far-reaching implications for coastal zone and climate adaptation planning from coastal engineer Bob Battalio of PWA Engineers. Hear about SPUR’s new project to create a multi-agency Ocean Beach Master Plan—a long-term approach to create an innovative plan for this magnificent public coastline—from project director Benjamin Grant.

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M-Ocean View Subway: Is this Project Really About Trains?

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Thursday, SFMTA joined several agencies at the Bay Area 2040 open house in Oakland. One of the projects presented was the M-Ocean View improvement plan. As the Examiner reported today, SFMTA is now leaning towards an all-underground option, with a tunnel stretching from West Portal to Parkmerced. This project, at around $3 billion, would re-align the […]

A surfer’s-eye view of Ocean Beach

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From SPUR: Surfing requires keen observation of coastal processes and a deep and specific engagement with the landscape. At Ocean Beach, where SPUR is working to develop a long-term vision plan, no one is more aware of the complex forces shaping the coastline than the local surfing community. They are users, stewards, and passionate advocates on […]