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People Over Cars: The Future of San Francisco

The San Bruno Avenue Multimodal Improvement Project moved forward in San Francisco despite local resistance. The planning and political calculus behind the project is a sign of more to come in the City by the Bay.
December 23, 2019, 10am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Rachel Swan reports on the details of the San Bruno Avenue Multimodal Improvement Project, which recently reduced parking to speed up buses in San Francisco as a component of much larger changes to the street in the "scruffy" neighborhood of Portola.

According to Swan, the San Bruno project, with "wide sidewalks, short crosswalks, big “bulb-out” curbs and bus zones long enough to fit two coaches" is a vision of the city's future, as also apparent on Market Street—which will soon ban cars entirely from the street.

"Cars no longer reign supreme in San Francisco. Instead, the mayor and transportation agency are making swift transit and pedestrian safety the priority," writes Swan.

The project met stout resistant from local business owners, but the political will to push the project through is also a symbol of a new era in the city, according to the article.

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Published on Thursday, December 19, 2019 in San Francisco Chronicle
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