Friday, April 1, 2011

VIDEO: Guangzhou, China a Leader in BRT

Bus Rapid Transit in Guangzhou, China from Streetfilms on Vimeo.

SFMTA is currently in development for Bus Rapid Transit along Van Ness Avenue, and along Geary Boulevard, with expected opening service dates of 2015.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

"Your Bike Needs License Plates"

   With the recent surge in installations of new bicycle lanes, green bicycle boxes at stop lights, and new bike signaling coming soon; is it time for some accountability? By the way, this is coming from someone who commutes via bicycle three days a week to a job where I drive a delivery van all over San Francisco, and I also walk whenever I can.
  Thousands of city dollars have gone into providing ever-safer conditions for bicyclists,

PETA - Puritans Eschew Tenderloin's Atrition

(via SFExaminer) - PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has asked San Francisco's Interim Mayor, Ed Lee, to change the name of the Tenderloin to Tempeh; a cruelty-free vegan substitute for what most consider the tastiest part of any animal. Executive Vice President for PETA, Tracy Reiman circularly reasons, “It's true that the Tenderloin echoes vice and corruption and that slaughterhouses are constantly found to be in violation of the law and more,

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Heavy Rains Powerwash San Francisco Clean

    With a break from the frequent rains that usually douse San Francisco throughout most of December and January, some of us have marveled at how wet February and March have been.  And after last Tuesdays record rainfall, we definitely deserve some sunshine and warmer temperatures.  Here is a base composite radar image showing rainfall totals for last Monday evening through Wednesday afternoon for the entire Bay Area.