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Posts Tagged ‘San Francisco’

Parking in San Francisco: Pilot Project Evaluation

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014
Smart meters, legacy meters and SFpark areas: Location of smart meters and blocks participating in rate adjustments

SFpark
SAN FRANCISCO MUNICIPAL TRANSPORTATION AGENCY
While the SFpark pilot project had many goals, its primary focus was to make it easier to find a parking space. More precisely, the goal was to increase the amount of time that there was parking available on every block and improve the utilization of garages. Besides helping drivers, making it easier to park more of the time was expected to deliver other benefits (e.g., reducing circling, double parking, greenhouse gas emissions, etc.).

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Reduce Speculation and Limit Gentrification: Penalize Absentee/Pied-à-Terre Owners

Friday, June 20th, 2014

While cities like Chicago, Austin, and Seattle can typically stave off drastic price increases by just building enough housing to meet demand, that’s not always possible for world cities because demand isn’t just local, or even national — it’s global, and in an era of growing inequality the demand for luxury investment properties and pieds-à-terre is vast. That demand is an obstacle to providing an adequate supply of affordable, middle-class housing, but it needn’t be. If harnessed appropriately, it could even be a strength.

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Marin, CA: The Story of How Marin Was Ruined

Friday, January 24th, 2014
Marin, CA: The Story of How Marin Was Ruined

The year is 2020, a look back on what might happen to Marin and what you can do to prevent it.

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Riding the Bike Share Boom

Monday, December 9th, 2013
Riding the Bike Share Boom

Without a doubt 2013 has been a banner year for bike share in the United States with large systems implemented in New York City (Citibike) & Chicago (Divvy) and many others debuting (or expanding their size) in cites big and small. In fact, Citibike now boasts over 10 million bike miles travelled and is inching closer to 100,000 members!

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Guest on The Infra Blog: Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr. President, National Academy of Engineering

Wednesday, November 20th, 2013
Dr. C. D. Mote, Jr. President, National Academy of Engineering

“We don’t address the problems when we have them if we can delay addressing them. Any of the big infrastructure projects, or many of them, come following a crisis….The idea of not serving infrastructure needs is endemic in our society.”

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San Francisco: The MUNI Mash

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013
San Francisco: The MUNI Mash

A humorous music video encouraging Muni riders to yield their seats to seniors and people with disabilities. Produced by the SFMTA Multimodal Accessibility Advisory Committee with help Access SFUSD: The Arc, a community based program for students 18-22 with disabilities that focuses on teaching functional life skills within a community setting. – ktoran on YouTube

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San Francisco: Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours

Monday, October 14th, 2013
San Francisco: Wastewater Treatment Plant Tours

Last month we celebrated with our first ever birthday group! Come find out why our tours have been so popular! It’s a great chance to come with a group of friends and learn exactly how the “City UNDER the City” works. Do you care about what happens to your waste water after you see it go down the drain? Does it matter to you, that we are finding the best ways to recycle water and recover renewable energy in the process? Taking poop, and turning it into power?! Come find out how we do it!
-SFPUCcommunications on YouTube

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San Francisco, CA: Bay Bridge in 1936 vs. 2013

Friday, September 20th, 2013
San Francisco, CA: Bay Bridge in 1936 vs. 2013

The recent opening of the new and iconic east span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge was a monumental achievement for Caltrans, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission and the California Transportation Commission, but let’s not forget those who paved the way for us in the 1930s as they built the original Bay Bridge — an engineering marvel in its own right. Check out this split-screen comparison that celebrates both spans!
-CaltransVideo on YouTube

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Oakland, CA: First Night on New Bay Bridge

Tuesday, September 3rd, 2013

Across and back on the SF Oakland Bay Bridge. Westbound first, then eastbound. Within the first few hundred cars each way.

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San Francisco, CA: Bicycle Rush Hour

Friday, August 9th, 2013
San Francisco, CA: Bicycle Rush Hour

Streetfilms Shortie – San Francisco Bicycle Rush Hour from Streetfilms on Vimeo. While vacationing in San Francisco, just happened to step out on to Market Street one day with the camera. Was only out there shooting in a 20 minute window and happened to capture this montage. It has been about three years since I […]

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