Thank you SFMTrA for stepping up - kalw.org/post/these-citizens-w...
It’s a sunny Friday afternoon. Three guys riding bicycles meet on a corner in downtown San Francisco, where they disguise themselves as city employees.
Good news from NACTO:
"Last month, NACTO partnered with the City of Cambridge, MBTA, and TransitCenter—and with thanks to funding and support from the Barr Foundation—to host a two-day transit roadshow, accelerating year-long efforts to transform Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge into a better corridor for transit and an even more vibrant place for people.
Leaders from peer cities, including Seattle, San Francisco, and New York City, shared their insight and experience, and provided technical assistance to Cambridge and MBTA. Over the course of the two days, participants applied insight from peer cities, concepts from the NACTO Transit Street Design Guide, and findings from previous design work over the past year, into a series of ambitious conceptual designs for four sections of Massachusetts Avenue where transit service is most subject to delay and unreliability.
Each of the resulting design concepts substantively addresses transit speed and reliability, comfort for people walking to and waiting for transit, and safety for people biking along the corridor. The roadshow concluded with an in-depth look at performance evaluation and implementation strategies, giving Cambridge and MBTA a roadmap for implementing these innovative projects."
Insight from peer cities were distilled into a series of ambitious conceptual designs for four sections of Massachusetts Avenue.
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Supervisor Farrell "built momentum for [publicly owned broadband] by forming a coalition of neighborhood groups and a panel of academics to publish reports on the importance of a municipal fiber network. Farrell and Mayor Ed Lee also secured $600,000 in city funding for a consultant, CTC Technology and Energy, to calculate cost estimates."
The city would lay fiber-optic cable underground and contract with private companies to deliver fast, inexpensive service to all residents and businesses. “The sad reality is that San Francisco is the innovation capital of the world, and more than 100,000 San Francisco residents still do not have Internet access at home,” Farrell said, citing...
Thank you for your leadership Senator Weiner!
""SB 35 ensures that *all* communities contribute to solving our housing shortage by creating housing. It does so by streamlining housing approvals in communities that are falling short of their already-existing housing goals, known as the Regional Housing Needs Assessment or RHNA. The bill makes it much harder for communities to obstruct housing by saying “build the housing in another town, but not here.” No more kicking the housing can elsewhere. We are all responsible for solving this affordability crisis. Housing must be a shared endeavor, and we must be bold."
When I ran to represent our community in the State Senate, I promised you that I would fight for more housing. Yesterday, the State Senate…