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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 […]

Quantifying the Value of San Francisco’s Unaccepted Streets

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As we have reported, Berkeley Professor Nicholas de Monchaux’s Local Code proposal for activating San Francisco’s "Unaccepted Streets" called for transforming the patchwork of 529 acres of underutilized alleys, street-ends, and pathways into a network of green spaces. Were San Francisco to build out the more than 1500 identified sites, de Monchaux estimates that the […]

New Study Shows $56 Billion in Hidden Health Damage from Autos

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Transportation’s effects on public health are rarely discussed by policy-makers, but they remain very real — and the National Research Council (NRC) put a number on them today, reporting that cars and trucks have about $56 billion in "hidden" health costs that are not reflected in the price of oil or electricity. (Photo: MetroDCLiving.com) In […]