September 4, 2018, 8am PDT
Bus lanes built and policed by the city of San Francisco will be open to private transit buses. Sue Vaughan argues that's a mistake.
The San Francisco Examiner
August 26, 2018, 11am PDT
Think "The Graduate," but now the emphasis in the future of plastics may be on restrictions. California may become the first state to restrict access to plastic straws, and balloons could be next due to the harm they cause the marine environment.
August 24, 2018, 8am PDT
For over 20 years, few people have understood or influenced the Bay Area like Gabriel Metcalf, president of San Francisco Planning and Urban Research. Metcalf recently announced a move to Sydney, Australia, and reflected the past two decades.
California Planning & Development Report
August 23, 2018, 10am PDT
An exemption to an existing law was removed Monday when Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that affords tenants in rent-controlled buildings the same right to request electric vehicle charging capability as renters in unregulated apartments.
Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. (California)
August 19, 2018, 11am PDT
The problem of feces in the public realm is rampant in San Francisco, so the city is launching a new "Poop Patrol."
August 13, 2018, 12pm PDT
To great fanfare, the Salesforce Transit Center opened on Saturday to thousands of visitors anxious to see the huge facility. Sunday was quieter, with the first AC Transit buses arriving on the third-floor bus deck. Train arrivals: TBD.
August 13, 2018, 8am PDT
Essentially, Uber and Lyft chose a tax on rides instead of a gross-receipts tax.
August 10, 2018, 10am PDT
A new interactive map keeps residents up to date on where the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is working on new projects.
August 8, 2018, 10am PDT
The $2.16 billion Transbay Transit Center opens to the public on August 11, with bus service launching on August 12.
August 7, 2018, 11am PDT
Politicians and residents are uniting to delay Ford GoBike's expansion around San Francisco.
August 2, 2018, 12pm PDT
Though San Francisco residents are more likely than residents of other cities to ride transit and avoid driving, the buses they ride on are unreliable.
July 31, 2018, 9am PDT
Large corporations providing on-site cafeterias are considered a threat to local restaurant business.
July 25, 2018, 9am PDT
San Francisco's street furniture predates Google, but the city hopes a new design will bring it into the Information Age.
July 18, 2018, 12pm PDT
It started in Seattle with the Amazon Tax to pay for transportation and housing needs exacerbated by the city's largest employers. Last month, a Google Tax was placed on the November ballot in Silicon Valley. A landlord tax in Oakland could be next.
July 16, 2018, 8am PDT
Solo drivers who paid a variable toll to use the 10 and 110 freeways in Los Angeles provided $1.4 million to assist in the purchase of the nation's first electric double-decker buses, to be operated by Foothill Transit
July 13, 2018, 12pm PDT
Bike advocates say a protected bike lane near the downtown Caltrain station can't wait. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) says the project will have to wait.
July 6, 2018, 10am PDT
Seattle's ban took effect Sunday, while San Franciso's proposed legislation, if successful, would begin July 1, 2019. Other cities have plastic straw restrictions, but Seattle's is the first outright ban. Compostable alternatives are permitted.
July 4, 2018, 9am PDT
Tony Dutzik, senior policy analyst with the Frontier Group, presents three environmental reasons to support shared bikes and scooters, and why cities that have adopted climate plans should accommodate these small, clean, shared vehicles.
June 28, 2018, 8am PDT
The courts are no place to be deciding on the contribution of fossil fuels to climate change, ruled a Northern California federal district court judge in a "stinging defeat" to San Francisco and Oakland that wanted Big Oil to pay mitigation costs.
June 26, 2018, 12pm PDT
The problem of expensive transit investments isn't unique to New York City.