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"Elsewhere in the world, trams, gondolas, and funiculars are common, supplementing other mass transportation systems in an effort to reduce pollution, traffic, and crowding. Compared to subways, highways, or rail lines, which often require displacing huge numbers of people in urban areas or extensive (and expensive) below-ground building, gondolas are a relatively cheap option. City planners only need to find locations to build the cable car towers and the requisite airspace. Gondolas don’t move as many people as other types of mass transit, but as a supplement to existing systems they can be quite effective."

www.curbed.com/2016/7/25/12248...

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10 urban gondolas changing the way people move

A dozen cities in the U.S. are considering proposals for aerial cable cars. In light of the potential boom of gondola projects here in the United States, we explore 10 gondolas around the world that have changed how people move in urban spaces.

www.curbed.com/2016/7/25/12248...

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Posted Jul 25, 2016
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Friends of the Urban Forest

Dear Friend,

We need you! Our ballot measure -- the solution for San Francisco's urban forest crisis -- is in trouble, but you can save it. The measure would require the City to maintain all street trees, fix all tree-related sidewalk damage, and release property owners from any tree-related liability -- and is funded by a budget set-aside and a small, progressive parcel tax.

Nothing is more meaningful to elected officials than the opinions of their constituents. If your supervisor is on the list below -- because they have not yet decided to support this measure -- please call or email them this week asking them to support the Friends of the Urban Forest ballot measure. If you wish, say a few words about why you want the city to maintain street trees and repair broken sidewalks. Identify yourself as a constituent!

Got an extra minute? Forward this to five friends and tell them it's important to you.

Next week I'll send you an update to let you know whether our efforts succeeded. Fingers crossed. Meanwhile, if you have any questions about this measure or about how you can help, please let me know. Thank you!

Dan Flanagan
Executive Director

District 1 (the Richmond)
Eric Mar: 415-554-7410 / Eric.L.Mar@sfgov.org

District 3 (Russian Hill, Nob Hill, Telegraph Hill, North Beach)
Aaron Peskin: 415-554-7450 / Aaron.Peskin@sfgov.org

District 5 (Haight Ashbury, Panhandle, Western Addition)
London Breed: 415-554-7630 / Breedstaff@sfgov.org

District 6 (South of Market, Tenderloin, Treasure Island)
Jane Kim: 415-554-7970 / Jane.Kim@sfgov.org

District 7 (Park Merced, West Twin Peaks)
Norman Yee: 415-554-6516 / Norman.Yee@sfgov.org

District 9 (Mission, Bernal Heights)
David Campos: 415-554-5144 / David.Campos@sfgov.org

District 11 (Excelsior, Oceanview, Merced Heights, Ingelside)
John Avalos: 415-554-6975 / John.Avalos@sfgov.org

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Posted Jul 24, 2016
Dan
Dan
Jul 24, 2016

Done!

Posted by Dan on Jul 24, 2016
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Dan

Love this example from Birmingham (thanks @stan) - inhabitat.com/lightrails-illum...

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LightRails: Dark Alabama Underpass Springs to Life With a Rainbow of LED Lights

Light artist Bill Fitzgibbons "LightRails" transformed the 18th Street underpass In Birmingham into a glowing art installation.

inhabitat.com/lightrails-illum...

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Posted Jul 23, 2016
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San Francisco Housing Action Coalition

After hearing from 200+ housing advocates (that’s you!!!) over the last couple of days, plus countless others who emailed, tweeted, and called, Mayor Ed Lee just announced that he is vetoing the Board of Supervisors' ‘by-right’ resolution that was voted on last week. Read the full story and the veto letter in our latest blog.

Most importantly, take a moment to understand what just happened. YOU felt the burden of our affordability and displacement crisis. YOU know this city and state has a housing shortage. YOU decided to do something and make your voice heard. And it was.

Congratulations and thank you, for making a difference!

Let’s keep going, lots of work to do.

Corey Smith
Community Organizer | San Francisco Housing Action Coalition

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Posted Jul 22, 2016
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Central Waterfront-Dogpatch Public Realm Plan

We need your feedback on parks and open spaces in Dogpatch-Potrero! The Planning Department, Recreation and Parks Department, Port of SF and others would like you to take this brief survey of seven questions. The responses will help guide planning, design, and funding in Dogpatch and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Posted Jul 17, 2016
Kasha
Kasha
Jul 19, 2016

dog off leash space needed
drought resistant vegetation
drinking fountain
shaded and sunny areas

Posted by Kasha on Jul 19, 2016
sk
sk
Jul 19, 2016

Off leash dog park
Wind shield
Shade
Bathroom

Posted by sk on Jul 19, 2016
Central Waterfront-Dogpatch Public Realm Plan

Hi Kasha and SK, thanks for you participation. Please add your insights the projects listed here: neighborland.com/dogpatchpubli...

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Rimma Krakhmalnikov

I use Caltrain station a lot commuting to and from work. This area definitely needs improvements and I would love to get involved. Please let me know how I can contribute (rimmak22@gmail.com).

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Posted Jul 20, 2016
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