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New Caltrains Will Have Bathrooms, But No Increase For Onboard Bikes

New Caltrains Will Have Bathrooms, But No Increase For Onboard Bikes

While Caltrain’s staff had been recommending that its new electric trains not include any bathrooms, a move which could have added additional seats to each train and saved on capital and ongoing maintenance costs, the voice of (some) pissed off riders appears to have been heard. Tomorrow, Caltrain’s Board... Read More »

Caltrain’s Recommendations Sure To Piss Some Riders Off

Caltrain’s Recommendations Sure To Piss Some Riders Off

No bathrooms on Caltrain? That’s the recommendation of Caltrain’s staff as they prepare to issue the official Request for Proposals to supply the new electric train cars which are slated to go into service in 2020 (or more likely 2021). By eliminating bathrooms, Caltrain estimates it can add an additional... Read More »

We Have Possession Of Treasure Island, Building To Soon Begin

We Have Possession Of Treasure Island, Building To Soon Begin

The U.S. Navy has officially transferred half of Yerba Buena Island and half of Treasure Island, a total of 290 acres, to San Francisco’s Treasure Island Development Authority, clearing the way for the building of up to 8,000 units of housing; 500,000 square feet of commercial, retail and office... Read More »

Rincon Hill Tower Redesigned, But Not For Transit

Rincon Hill Tower Redesigned, But Not For Transit

The design for the proposed 17-story Rincon Hill development with 180 condos to replace the Sound Factory Club building at 525 Harrison Street has been refined by Solomon Cordwell Buenz for Hines. But the design for the project hasn’t been altered to accommodate a new Bay Bridge off-ramp to... Read More »

Bay Bridge Congestion Threatens New Development

Bay Bridge Congestion Threatens New Development

If you think Bay Bridge traffic and congestion are bad now, or happen to be Hines which is working on plans for 180 condos to rise up to 16 stories on the Rincon Hill parcel at 525 Harrison Street, the current site of the Factory Club and Auto Spa,... Read More »

SFMTA Seeks To Reduce Bike Parking Due To Lack Of Utilization

Following the collection of over six months of data tacking the utilization of bike racks installed in the 18 parking garages managed by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), the agency’s Parking Division has requested a reduction in the required number of racks to be installed in at... Read More »

Marina Residents Riled Up Over Chestnut Street Plans

Marina Residents Riled Up Over Chestnut Street Plans

Plans to redesign Chestnut Street, which could include the addition of a transit only lane, traffic signals, and other traffic calming measures, along with the loss of parking, have Marina residents riled up.  Or in the words of a reader who attended yesterday’s open house to discuss the project:... Read More »

Connecting The Mission To Mission Bay (But Not To Caltrain)

Connecting The Mission To Mission Bay (But Not To Caltrain)

The SFMTA’s proposed 22 Fillmore Transit Priority Project will realign the 22 Fillmore route to continue along 16th Street east of Kansas to Third Street, connecting the Mission to Mission Bay and adding transit only lanes along 16th. Other proposed project improvements include the reduction and relocation of a... Read More »

Bay Area Bike Share Planning Big Expansion, East Bay Bikes

Bay Area Bike Share Planning Big Expansion, East Bay Bikes

A proposal to increase the number of bikes in the Bay Area Bike Share program from 700 to 7,000, and expand the network to include Oakland, Berkeley and Emeryville, will be considered by the Metropolitan Transportation Commission’s Administration Committee next week. Motivate, the current operator of Bay Area Bike Share pilot program,... Read More »

First Peek At Plaza Which Could Transform Market At Van Ness

First Peek At Plaza Which Could Transform Market At Van Ness

A plugged-in source delivers the first detailed rendering and description of the 19,000-square-foot public plaza which could transform the intersection of Market and Van Ness, at the base of the proposed 39-story tower dubbed One Oak (formerly One Van Ness), where the stubby All Star Cafe currently sits. From... Read More »

The Impact Of Transforming Second Street

The Impact Of Transforming Second Street

The Environmental Impact Report for San Francisco’s proposed Second Street Improvement Project, which intends to transform Second Street, from Market to King, into a pleasant “multi-modal corridor” and “green connector,” with separated bike lanes (cycle tracks) on both sides of the street, a whole host of sidewalk and streetscape... Read More »

SF’s Push To “Bridge The Bay” And Priortity Areas For Development

SF’s Push To “Bridge The Bay” And Priortity Areas For Development

To quote San Francisco’s Planning Department which is pushing to develop a cohesive, long-term plan for the city: “We need to collaborate with our immediate geographic neighbors to develop a shared vision and strategic approach to ensure San Francisco’s – and the region’s – long term economic, social and... Read More »

Three Designs For A Better Market Street And Bikes On Mission

Three Designs For A Better Market Street And Bikes On Mission

The Better Market Street project has identified three alternatives for redesigning the 2.2‐mile segment of Market between Octavia Boulevard and The Embarcadero, alternatives which include the possible redesign of the 2.3 mile stretch of Mission Street from Valencia to The Embarcadero as well. With an overarching goal of making... Read More »

How People Commute To Work In San Francisco

How People Commute To Work In San Francisco

The way in which employees in San Francisco commute to work has changed a little but not a lot since 2008, with the share of those driving alone having dropped from 37 percent to 35 percent in 2013 and the share of those taking transit rising to 38 percent... Read More »

San Francisco’s Tech Sector Nearly Doubles In Four Years, But…

According to the Planning Department’s latest Commerce and Industry Inventory report for San Francisco, employment within the city’s tech sector has grown by almost 91% since 2009 – up from 19,700 to 37,600 jobs in 2013 – but still represents a fairly small proportion (6 percent) of total employment... Read More »