Before he began blogging about land use and transportation, Aaron Donovan wrote The New York Times Neediest Cases Fund's annual fundraising appeal for three years and earned a master's degree in urban planning from Columbia. Since then, he has worked for nonprofit organizations devoted to New York City economic development. He lives and works in the Financial District, and sees New York's pre-automobile built form as an asset that makes New York unique in the United States, and as a strategic advantage that should be capitalized upon.
13 miles. 10 peaks. This is not your ordinary walk in the park. See the city like never before! On Peak to Peak, you’ll discover hidden stairways and explore new paths while raising funds to make San Francisco a safer, better place to walk. This is the sixth annual Peak to Peak, but we’ve got […]
Demand a safe bikeway on Fell St. while protesting BP’s destruction of the Gulf. Ongoing protests.
After wading through the official bureaucratic process for over a year with mediocre results, citizen activists decided to fix a section of Fell Street where motorists have blocked the bike lane for 10 years to enter the ARCO gas station. Come out every Friday 5:30pm at Divisadero and Fell Streets in San Francisco to protect […]
In addition to our normal meeting, we will be hearing a presentation from Dr. Rajiv Bhatia titled as follows: Safe walking: An environmental right or a utopian fantasy? Presented by Rajiv Bhatia – Director of Occupational and Environmental Health, SFDPH Dr. Bhatia will be presenting on: some gaps in traditional approaches to pedestrian safety; international […]
Join us in a lively discussion of the importance of open government in the era of open data and open source, hosted in San Francisco’s beautiful City Hall. Hear from visionaries on: * the power of open government * the importance of open source * ongoing efforts to achieve open standards * examples of open […]
See Donald Shoup, author of The High Cost of Free Parking, speak about the critical reasons cities need to reform their parking policies.
"Willie Weir, world-traveling cyclist, author, and columnist in Adventure Cycling magazine, is coming to Oakland! Call him cheap, frugal, a tightwad or an initiator of kindness, Willie Weir knows how to get the most bang for his bucks when it comes to traveling the world – whether it’s giving the world’s cheapest engagement ring, protesting […]
Celebrate the route bicyclists use to avoid hills–the Wiggle! A natural history of the Wiggle with plenty of social history thrown in. Walk up toward the Panhandle stopping here and there to view the distant past, then come back down the Wiggle through the most recent century of bike culture.
Celebrate the route bicyclists use to avoid hills–the Wiggle! A natural history of the Wiggle with plenty of social history thrown in. Ride up toward the Panhandle stopping here and there to view the distant past, then come back down the Wiggle through the most recent century of bike culture.
Golden Gate Park is hewn from dunes and strange historical quirks. The first driver’s licensing program, the first reinforced concrete bridge, the socialite see-&-be-seen scene to show off thoroughbred horse & well-appointed buggy…Transportation history in the Park tells how our world has changed so rapidly.
Celebrate the route bicyclists generally use to avoid hills–The Wiggle! A natural history of the Wiggle with plenty of social history thrown in. Ride up toward the Panhandle stopping to view the distant past, then come back down the wiggle through the recent century of bicycle culture.
We’ll tour Golden Gate Park using transportation history as our lens to examine how parks reflect the social patterns of a society. The park is where the first reinforced concrete bridge was built, the first drivers license issued (yes, in the whole world!) and other amazing twists of fate. We’ll bicycle to the remains of […]