By Richard Bailey : voiceofsandiego – excerpt More than 50 percent of local transportation dollars are spent to move just 3.5 percent of commuters. This huge disparity is part of the reason why the vast majority of us sit in traffic each day. Nearly 14 years after voters approved a one-half cent local sales tax … More It’s Time to Put Roads Over Transit
By Michael Toren : sfchronicle – excpert Construction began this week on the first phase of the Geary Rapid Project, intended to bring safety improvements and more reliable bus service along Geary Boulevard and O’Farrell Street, officials with the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency said Tuesday. The first set of improvements includes almost two new … More Transbay Transit Center: Breed, Schaaf want new oversight in probe of beams
By Robert Simola : huffpost – excerpt I just read another essay on living in a tiny house, and like every other essay on the subject, the author makes it seem like a wonderful adventure where less is more and a tiny house gives people the freedom to live wherever they want and go wherever … More ‘Tiny Living’ Is Only Romantic If You Get To Choose It. I Didn’t.
By THOMAS FULLER, ANJALI SINGHVI and JOSH WILLIAMS : nytimes – excerpt (includes old photos and maps) SAN FRANCISCO — Sailors arriving in San Francisco in the 19th century used two giant redwood trees perched on a hill to help guide their ships into the bay. The redwoods were felled for their lumber at around … More San Francisco’s Big Seismic Gamble
By Hannah Norman : bizjournals – excerpt The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has delayed its hearings for the $1 billion India Basin project after new environmental recommendations raised health concerns about air quality for potential residents…. However, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District presented mid-meeting new recommendations, including additional measures like the potential … More Supes hit pause on India Basin megaproject amid air quality concerns
By Matier & Ross : sfchronicle – excerpt Its neighbor, the Millennium Tower, might be sinking, but — get this — the new $2.2 billion Transbay Transit Center has the potential to go in the opposite direction. One of the main challenges the builders faced was keeping the three-block-long monster from rising. “It’s like a … More SF builders struggle to keep transit center from rising
By Kimberly Veklerov : sfchronicle – excerpt The top official of the small and affluent East Bay city of Lafayette last week announced his resignation because of residents’ intransigence on building more housing, saying he could not stay in the role he has held for three decades when his views diverge so sharply from the … More Lafayette city manager quits over lack of movement on new housing