When the sailing boats unfurl their sails for the start of the America’s Cup events in August, missing from the shoreline will be a bicycle-sharing network that was touted as a key component to the transportation plan for the event.
Since the tenure of Mayor Gavin Newsom, who saw bike-sharing firsthand in Europe, a system in which cyclists can pick up and drop off bikes at select locations has been in development, but never implemented in San Francisco. Read More
While most residents will be taking the Fourth of July holiday off Wednesday, The City’s parking meters will still be working.
Formerly a free parking day for motorists, meters have been enforced on the Fourth since 2010. A policy change approved by the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency, which manages parking in The City, means the only free parking days are now Christmas, Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day. Read More
Cyclists approaching the intersection of Market and Eighth streets as they head west ride across a street marking that shows two arrows above a bicycle. Cars, buses and trucks are supposed to share that space with bikes.
Across the intersection, a new lane opens up for cyclists only. It’s painted green and separated from auto traffic by plastic posts, making it clear which vehicles go where. Read More
Taxi passengers received a little relief this past weekend, when city officials approved the issuance of 100 temporary cab permits to accommodate the crowds for the U.S. Open. Similar practices may be in store for future events.
Several of San Francisco’s biggest cab companies have extra cars available at their lots, but due to The City’s quota restrictions, those vehicles remain unused, even while customers struggle to get rides. Read More
Disgruntled residents in The City’s eastern neighborhoods have banded together to protest the installation of parking meters in their communities.
The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency plans to add about 5,000 parking meters in the Mission Bay, Potrero Hill, Mission District and SoMa District neighborhoods. Read More
The City’s transportation agency will soon have a new corporate logo, and even though maps, business cards, publications and vehicle exteriors will have to be replaced or altered, the change isn’t projected to cost any extra money.To coincide with the 100th anniversary of Muni, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has reached out to residents to help it redesign its logo. Read More
Slick-looking satirical guerilla ads popping up on Muni lambast corporate products and at least one local business.
The ads crudely recast Tums antacid tablets and DeBeers diamonds as catalysts for those seeking to engage in oral sex. Read More
Muni’s commitment to containing overtime costs is forcing service cuts on some lines, including steep reductions to streetcars and cable cars.
Faced with a midyear projected deficit of $29 million, the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency has attempted to reconcile the shortfall by reining in overtime. Read More