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Mayor Newsom’s crazy ‘take back the streets’ idea is well founded but slightly misguided.

The Chronicle reported on Mayor Newsom’s idea to turn a good portion of the Embarcadero into a pedestrian-only safe zone during certain times of the weekend. This is similar to the City’s current closing of JFK Drive in Golden Gate … Continue reading

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News flash: Livable cities are sustainable cities.

NPR’s Morning Edition recently featured an excellent two part series on the aggregate effects of our living decisions on the environment. The stories hit hard from the angle that suburbia increases per capita carbon footprint while denser, urban living offers … Continue reading

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Captain Obvious: Walking is nice and walkable urban spaces are in high demand.

Above: Pedestrians rock the crosswalk. Note the awesome vintage MUNI bus in the background. American Public Media’s Marketplace has a great segment about the rising popularity of walkable cities in the United States. Link (Here’s a direct link to the … Continue reading

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