Urban Fold

San Francisco Examiner

Corruption charges tainted the San Francisco political ranks this week, with implications of corruption and bribery in the land use and construction process, among other charges, reaching the Mayor's Office and many others.
Aug 8, 2015   San Francisco Examiner
<p>London Mayor Ken Livingstone discusses how congestion pricing came about in 2003, and the key role the business community played. Unlike London or NYC, downtown San Francisco merchants fear that congestion pricing will only be bad for business.</p>
Nov 3, 2007   San Francisco Examiner
<p>APA has published a list of its "Top Ten Neighborhoods". The list tends towards the coasts, but includes two inland outliers.</p>
Oct 6, 2007   San Francisco Examiner
<p>The Washington D.C. Council is expected to pass legislation that will require bicycle parking at apartment buildings.</p>
Sep 17, 2007   San Francisco Examiner
<p>California's 52-day delayed budget was just signed by Gov. Schwarzenegger and the biggest loser is transportation -- to the tune of $1.3 billion. Public transit agencies will be taking the biggest hit of all.</p>
Aug 27, 2007   San Francisco Examiner
<p>The Bay Area received $158 million from a federal congestion pricing program for improvements to traffic, transit, and parking, but it is conditional upon San Francisco and California legislative approval for the controversial tolls on Doyle Drive.</p>
Aug 16, 2007   San Francisco Examiner
<p>This column from <em>The San Francisco Examiner</em> describes how "urban planning can save the world", and identifies transit-oriented development as a major solution to global warming.</p>
Apr 8, 2007   San Francisco Examiner
<p>This editorial from the <em>San Francisco Examiner</em> discusses why the planning system is not public-friendly, and by reducing public hearing and reporting requirements, the process will be less intimidating to the public.</p>
Jan 13, 2007   San Francisco Examiner
<p>A regional planning agency in the Bay Area is including TOD as a strategy to help the Bay Area meet its AB 32 goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.</p>
Nov 29, 2006   San Francisco Examiner
<p>Running afoul of the state's 1970 landmark environmental law, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), San Francisco's bike plan must undergo a full environmental review, ruled a superior court judge on Nov. 7.</p>
Nov 10, 2006   San Francisco Examiner
<p>The $1.4 billion, 5.1 mile Central Subway connecting the Caltrain Depot at Third and King Streets to Chinatown, is projected to be completed by 2016. Most of the funding has been secured and community meetings will start Oct. 17.</p>
Oct 15, 2006   San Francisco Examiner