Yacht Race's Potential Long-Term Impact for San Francisco

San Francisco will host the America's Cup yacht race in 2013. Some in the city argue that the event could provide a good opportunity for the city to make major investments in projects that last long after the event.
February 9, 2011, 7am PST | Nate Berg
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"Just last month it was decided that San Francisco would host the 34th America's Cup. There is no doubt that the San Francisco Bay will provide a breathtaking venue for yacht racing, and no doubt that there will be an infusion of spending in the city tied to the event.

But the real opportunity comes from leveraging the America's Cup to make some major long-term investments in our city."

The San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association recommends long-term improvements such as the extension of the city's historic streetcar lines and the creation of a bikeway on a major waterfront corridor.

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Published on Monday, February 7, 2011 in Streetsblog San Francisco
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