Guy Place Park, a small ‘pocket park,’ is now fully funded and will be built, said Paul Chasan of the San Francisco Planning Department, during a presentation last night on the South Downtown Design and Activation Plan (SODA), given at the Bay Area Metro Center on Beale Street. The new park will be built on a 4,000-square […]
Sometimes it's astounding how rider-friendly transit service has become in other countries compared to America.
Here we are in week two of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA)’s month-plus of weekend and evening closures of the core of its system–the subway tunnel from Embarcadero to West Portal. Overcrowding on the replacement bus service, as the SF Examiner reports, has left customers further peeved. In response, SFMTA is adding longer […]
Commuter rail in the United States mostly caters to affluent suburbanites who commute to the city center. Even though these lines pass through working class city neighborhoods that stand to benefit enormously from better transit, the service they provide passes those communities by. It doesn't have to be that way.