Recent Streetsblog SF posts about Economics

How to Measure the Economic Effect of Livable Streets

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When a street redesign to prioritize walking, biking, or transit is introduced, the headlines are predictable: A handful of business owners scream bloody murder. Anecdotes from grumpy merchants tend to dominate the news coverage, but what’s the real economic impact of projects like Select Bus Service, pedestrian plazas, road diets and protected bike lanes? How […]

New Stats on the Health and Business Benefits of Sunday Streets

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When San Francisco streets are opened up to people for Sunday Streets, the influx of foot traffic brings a host of health and economic benefits to the city’s neighborhoods, according to findings presented by┬áDr. Susan Zieff, a professor of kinesiology at SF State University, at a Board of Supervisors committee hearing yesterday. Zieff and her […]