"Bay Area Bike Share released a map of proposed sites for bike-share stations in the East Bay today. Proposed sites for expansion into San Francisco and San Jose have already been released, but these are the first ones for Berkeley, Oakland, and Emeryville. The total number of bikes planned in the three cities is 1,300, with 800 of them in Oakland and 100 in Emeryville, to be rolled out by the end of 2017."
Let's close out this NOW! Festival with a kick ass secret dance party!
Glow sticks? Bring em. Costumes? you bet! Glow Poi? PLEASE!
Keep an eye on our facbook and instagram pages for the location!
Journey on two wheels to where the sand meets the sea and sky. We touch the water and renew our connection to the shores of life and love. This weekly ride to Ocean Beach begins at the McKinley Statue at 7 AM
A five-block section of Golden Gate Avenue, stretching from Polk to Market, is set for a redesign to make streets and sidewalks friendlier to pedestrians and bikers. The plan would see the removal of one traffic lane from the three-lane one-way street, and the addition of a buffered bike lane, the first sign of bike infrastructure in the neighborhood.
The plan would see the removal of one traffic lane and the addition of a buffered bike lane.
On Wednesday, May 25th, the SF Housing Action Coalition will host a hot lineup for our 10th Annual Spring Symposium. Three TED Talk-style presentations from top Bay Area housing experts on one stage. We'll dive right into our housing challenges, showing the latest data on things we've done things right, wrong, and how to build for our future.
Hear from San Francisco's brightest minds on housing through three short, TED style talks at our Spring Housing Symposium.
Ingress is an addictive augmented reality game where users split into two teams and battle each other for control of portals to gather energy and complete interesting missions. Portals are located in special locations such as murals, sculptures, buildings, etc, throughout the world.
We will walk around the Panhandle, hacking portals, attacking rival portals and completing missions. All players are welcome, beginner to advanced. Please come prepared to play with the app downloaded on your phone, your phone fully charged, and walking shoes. New players, please choose Enlightened (green team) at sign up and we can walk around together learning the game.
Great post from Grow San Francisco on Medium today -
"San Francisco politics isn't broken, we're just loosing right now. It’s easy to see housing policies that are obviously broken, and then say “San Francisco politics must be broken” — but the truth is that politics works fine, and people who support housing have just been losing for a very long time. The regional thinktank SPUR and the San Francisco Housing Action Coalition have championed this cause for decades, but in terms of everyday San Franciscans fighting for housing, we’ve been:
- out-organized as an influential voting block by anti-housing coalitions
- out-volunteered in critical campaigns by anti-housing volunteers
- outdone in the press by anti-housing media
But that has started to change, slowly but surely. And in a few minutes, today, you can leverage your June vote for housing to help us win the next most important battle."
1 vote in San Francisco now = hundreds over the next 4 years
Get ready for a ballot measure in November.
"At Tuesday’s Board of Supervisors meeting, Supervisor Scott Wiener will introduce a November ballot measure that would mandate that the city take back ownership, maintenance and liability of all street trees. It would be funded by a combination of a progressive parcel tax — one that increases with the property’s size — and an $8 million annual budget set-aside, the average of what has been spent on urban forestry over the past 10 years.
“This has been a festering problem for decades,” Wiener said. “Trees are getting dumped on adjacent property owners who don’t want them, and that’s an unfair burden. For most property owners, they are going to save money. They will pay a $30 or $40 tax, and they will no longer have to hire an arborist or a contractor or insurance.
All properties must pay the property tax. Properties with less than 25 feet of street frontage would pay $29.50, while those between 25 to 150 feet would pay $1.42 per frontage foot, and properties with more than 150 feet would pay $2 per frontage foot. The average resident or business would pay about $35 annually."
The city couldn’t afford the maintenance and upkeep for its 105,000 trees, so in 2011 it began transferring ownership to homeowners. Residents often didn’t have the cash for costly pruning and associated sidewalk repairs either. [...] a new piece of legislation could soon bring relief to those neighbors and infuse about $18 million into the...