The straddling bus - or the dragon bus as I'm renaming it - certainly solves some transportation problems as they're framed and makes better use of existing infrastructure. However, this is no human scale, small-planet solution. Read more »
In 2002, San Francisco began requiring every residential development with 50 or more units and every commercial building with 25 or more parking spaces to have at least one space set aside for carsharing--a policy that has not only made carsharing mo. Read more »
The domination of the American landscape by the car is so complete that it is difficult to envision cities and towns where bicycles form more than a token part of the transportation backdrop. Read more »
San Franciscans tend to view the artificial Treasure Island as a blur on the bridge to the East Bay: the 400 acres have been semi-abandoned since the Navy shut down its base in 1997.
That's about to change. Read more »
According to the just released Neighbors Online report from Pew Internet and American Life, 27% of American adult Internet users - or 20% of adults overall - use digital tools to talk to their neighbors and keep informed about community issues. Read more »