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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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“Hacking” traffic signals in the City

Driving so many hours in the City offers a lot of time for thinking, especially thinking about driving. I put a lot of thought toward the question: How can I reach a destination most quickly? The answer is rather complicated, … Continue reading

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Are taxis a “green” form of transit?

I love the premise of the Green Cab taxi company that started operating in the City this year. Sexy! Green! Buzzwords! Their cabs DO look good on the street. They stand out and offer clear differentiation from other cabs both … Continue reading

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Light Rail SMACKDOWN: Dublin’s LUAS vs. SF MUNI’s T-Third

Two world-class cities. Two new light rail lines. Who will take all in the LIGHT RAIL SMACKDOWN? Meet the contenders:

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