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SF Mayor’s Advisor: “Let’s Be San Francisco and Take Down the Freeway”

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The idea of removing the northern section of Highway 280 near Mission Bay in San Francisco is gaining more traction as planners look for ideal ways to usher in high-speed rail and transit-oriented development in the city’s core. At a forum held by the San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association last Thursday, Mayor Ed Lee’s transportation […]

Whose Parking Regime Reigns Supreme? LA, SF, and NYC Compare Notes

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Less than a week after Queens Community Board 3 signed off on DOT’s PARK Smart pilot for Jackson Heights, New York’s neighborhood-level parking policy changes were given some national context on Wednesday at the National Association of City Transportation Officials’ “Designing Cities” conference. Given the Department of City Planning’s halfhearted attempts to reduce off-street parking requirements, NYC […]
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In San Francisco, Victims of Traffic Violence Don’t Have Equal Protection

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Editor’s note: As the prosecution of cyclist Chris Bucchere, accused of manslaughter for fatally striking pedestrian Sutchi Hui, has drawn national attention, we thought this story would be of interest to our New York readers. SF District Attorney George Gascón is set to bring felony vehicular manslaughter charges against Chris Bucchere later today for biking […]
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San Francisco: Reclaiming Streets With Innovative Solutions

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Tom Radulovich, the executive director of the local non-profit Livable City, describes the recent livable streets achievements in San Francisco as “tactical urbanism” — using low-cost materials like paint and bollards to reclaim street space. That willingness to experiment was a big reason that the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy (ITDP) gave its 2012 Sustainable Transport Award to […]