BRT will be good for now, but long term I hope BART expands down Geary and to Daly City via 19th avenue. Really hope it's not Muni Metro either. Surface Muni is slow as hell, and its basically like replacing the old B, which was ripped out for a reason.
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"This is the year California has to face up to its affordable housing crisis and act. A new state report makes that clear.
California has produced fewer than 80,000 new homes annually over the past 10 years, according to the report. The projected need is for 180,000 additional homes a year. Home ownership is at its lowest since the war-torn 1940s.
“Without intervention,” the report says, “much of the housing growth is expected to overlap significantly with disadvantaged communities and areas with less job availability.” That means longer commutes from outlying communities to places like San Jose and Walnut Creek, and the resulting fragmented family life.
A state problem requires state action."
The devastating report by a state agency on California housing is a clarion call for the state to take responsibility for the crisis and work with cities and counties on a plan.
How about BRT?
"Late Thursday, the San Francisco County Transportation Authority Board approved the final environmental review of the Geary Bus Rapid Transit project, clearing a key hurdle for the project to move forward.
The project will now move into further planning stages under the auspices of the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, requiring approvals from that agency’s board.
The project would transform Geary Boulevard to make the 38-Geary bus faster, and behave more like a train. A red bus-only lane would run along the sides of Geary Boulevard from 34th to 26th avenues, and the center of Geary Boulevard from 26th Avenue to just past Arguello Boulevard, and then again on the sides of Geary Boulevard the rest of the way to Market Street.
Buses would truly be “rapid,” with the potential for riders to save “20 minutes per round-trip,” according to transit planners."
It’s takes a 38-Geary bus more than 30 minutes to cross from the avenues to downtown. But that’s small potatoes, considering it’s taken almost 13 years for the 38-Geary to …
Last year, Manhattan and Brooklyn added 11,514 apartments. In 2017, the two boroughs are expected to add over 13,000. As a result, rents have flattened and are showing signs of dropping. Read this NY Times article to hear from landlords and tenants on how the influx of new housing has impacted rents and people's living choices. The law of supply and demand is real, folks. . .even in San Francisco!
Scott Weiner pushing this at the state level now 🙌
"Now, more than ever, California must lead on climate. In that spirit, today I’m introducing legislation to make California the first state in the nation to require solar panels on new buildings. Previously, as a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, I authored similar solar legislation, making San Francisco the first large American city to adopt a solar rooftop requirement. The San Francisco legislation required installation of solar panels on the roofs of all new residential and commercial buildings between one and ten stories."
In a few weeks, the Trump Administration will take over Washington and bring with it a bevy of climate deniers — people in the pocket of…