Community Meetings

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Upcoming Meetings in San Leandro

The exact fate, scope, and timing of AC Transit’s bus rapid transit project is now up in the air, since AC Transit announced it would like to divert some of the project’s funding toward operations. Nonetheless, the planning work that has been underway for BRT still continues — so that the project can be built … Continue reading

Featured: Transportation 2035

The Metropolitan Transportation Commission has been in the midst of preparing Transportation 2035, which is the recent update to the Regional Transportation Plan; the draft of the plan and its environmental impact report have since been made available. The RTP provides a guide as to how the Bay Area will spend $226 billion of transportation … Continue reading

Better Streets for the Mission District

Courtesy SF Planning Dept. San Francisco is arguably one of America’s most walkable cities, with its dense, lively downtown complemented by a multitude of compact, bustling commercial districts that provide pleasant strolling experiences. But it also has its fair share of boulevards, like outer Geary and 19th Avenue, whose designs are rigged to maximize automotive … Continue reading

Have Your Say on the Transit Effectiveness Project

We’ve spoken here before about the draft proposals for the Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP), a plan to streamline Muni service and make it faster and more reliable. The proposed changes do not amount to a huge change in the physical environment; indeed, infrastructure investments would mostly be limited to streetscape improvements and transit preferential signal … Continue reading

Fall 2007 Central Subway Meetings

Over the next few weeks, the SFMTA will be holding a few public meetings on the Central Subway, a project which would extend the T-Third in a subway tunnel through South of Market and Union Square, terminating in Chinatown. Once the tunnel is completed, T-Third trains would proceed north from the 4th and King/Caltrain stop, … Continue reading

Meetings This Week on the Transit Effectiveness Project

The Transit Effectiveness Project (TEP) has been a major undertaking of the past year or so. Recognizing that a holistic study and analysis of Muni hadn’t occurred in a quarter century, the SFMTA has been collecting all manner of ridership data — essentially, how many people ride the bus, and where they get on and … Continue reading

October 17 Meeting on Congestion Pricing

A few weeks ago, I wrote a general, introductory sort of post about the possibility of implementing a congestion pricing scheme in San Francisco, similar to the one which has been proposed in other cities around the country, and which already has been quite successful in London over the past four years. Congestion pricing could … Continue reading

Van Ness Bus Rapid Transit Meetings This Week

UPDATE (October 8, 2007): I wrote up a three-post series on Van Ness bus rapid transit, in response to this meeting. Please click here for the first of those posts. Are you a regular rider on Muni’s 47-Van Ness, 49-Van Ness/Mission, and/or 19-Polk lines? Are you tired of overcrowded, glacially slow buses and are simply … Continue reading


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