San Francisco

May 30, 2015, 1pm PDT
Bay Area Bike Share will grow from 700 to 7,000 bikes by 2017 after the expansion proposal was approved by a unanimous vote of the Metropolitan Transportation Commission. It is a regional, not a city program, though most usage is in San Francisco.
Metropolitan Transportation Commission
May 30, 2015, 11am PDT
Mayor Ed Lee has announced plans to devote $28.9 million to housing, medical aid, and counseling programs. Nonprofits will partner with the city in an effort to put rising municipal revenue to good use.
SFGate
May 21, 2015, 9am PDT
Leap, one of three luxury commute services competing with public transit in San Francisco's Marina District, has run afoul with the state regulatory system and was forced to shut down until it obtains an operating license.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 19, 2015, 6am PDT
Despite approving legislation to regulate short-term rentals in October 2014, San Francisco must go back to the drawing board to find legislation that works. Stay tuned.
The San Francisco Examiner
May 12, 2015, 10am PDT
A new study calculates the national consequences of restrictive housing regulations in three cities: San Francisco, New York, and San Jose.
New York Magazine
May 12, 2015, 7am PDT
San Francisco Supervisor David Campos, who represents the popular Mission District, has proposed a 45-day moratorium on market-rate, multifamily residential development. A ballot measure is possible.
San Francisco Examiner
May 11, 2015, 9am PDT
One of the reasons for the $6.4 billion investment in the new eastern span of the Bay Bridge was to ensure the safety of the bridge in the even of a large earthquake.
San Francisco Chronicle
May 10, 2015, 1pm PDT
The city's Municipal Transportation Agency will construct a block of raised bike lane on Valencia Street as a showcase for more such projects to come.
CityLab
May 8, 2015, 12pm PDT
As the birthplace of the parklets movement, San Francisco and the surrounding Bay Area have lots of parklet eye candy to choose from.
SFGate
April 29, 2015, 10am PDT
A newly approved ordinance in San Francisco will allow new flexibility for the city parking regulations, relaxing parking restrictions in multiple situations that apply all over the city.
SF.Streetsblog
April 29, 2015, 6am PDT
With over 162,000 full- or part-time "driver partners" nationwide, Uber is an employment giant. The company's 20,000 Bay Area workers place it among the top five regional employers.
SFGate
April 28, 2015, 7am PDT
With redevelopment funding no longer an option, South San Francisco and other cities increasingly are looking to a community benefits platform, according to Murtaza Baxamusa, a planner and urban planning professor.
UrbDeZine
April 23, 2015, 8am PDT
Local ordinances typically try to protect residents from excess noise. In San Francisco, though, a city official is proposing policies that would protect the right of musical acts to keep rocking despite the encroachment of new neighbors.
SF Weekly
April 20, 2015, 7am PDT
San Francisco recently hosted a series of events to make the city's backbone, Market Street, a little more fun. It's the latest of many efforts to revitalize a street that has been problematic even as the rest of the city has boomed.
Next City
April 15, 2015, 8am PDT
The street that benefitted by one of the most high-profile and successful freeway removals in the country is due for another makeover.
Hoodline
April 12, 2015, 7am PDT
As urban centers start making better sense for a digital economy, NIMBY policies might be worth re-examining. In addition to driving up the cost of housing, they may compound inefficiencies and slow down the economy.
The Economist
April 5, 2015, 9am PDT
A recent study by the Council of Community Housing Organizations and the Mission Economic Development Agency puts some hard numbers to the displacement forces weeping through a historically Latino neighborhood in San Francisco.
San Francisco Examiner
April 2, 2015, 10am PDT
The San Francisco Chronicle's urban design critic, John King, knows his San Francisco parklets—from the first ones that started the nationwide urban movement five years ago, to the ones currently in the hopper at the city planning office.
San Francisco Chronicle
March 31, 2015, 7am PDT
On the ground, combating gentrification means putting a stop to cost-driven displacement and evictions. Grassroots organizations in some of the hardest-hit cities have dedicated themselves to that task.
Next City
March 28, 2015, 7am PDT
Live in the Marina District and work downtown or SoMA? You now have more transit choices thanks to two new startups, Chariot and Leap. Think of the two private shuttle services as Google buses for the public, except they are not quite so large.
Ars Technica