Recommendations from Muni’s Transit Effectiveness Project, the agency’s once-in-a-lifetime study of its public transportation system, have yet to be implemented fully, three years after completion of the undertaking. Read More
Back in 2010, Jeff Adachi’s measure to reform city workers’ pensions and benefits went down in flames, mostly due to the tireless campaigning of union members against the measure.At the time, the non-partisan think-tank SPUR recommended a yes vote on that measure, saying it would create “reasonable and modest changes” to city workers’ compensation while ensuring the continuation of good government. Read More
San Francisco community leaders and planners will meet today to brainstorm on Market Street’s future at a lunchtime forum.Event planners referred to Market Street as “a critical artery where much of the city’s transit infrastructure comes together” in a statement. Organizers said they are hoping today’s forum will help launch ideas for ways the street can be transformed from a transit hub to a destination location. Read More
Since the end of last year, Market Street has been the focus of numerous test pilots, rehabilitation projects and planning studies. Read More
Last week, scores of local, state and federal politicians got to slap each other on the back and congratulate themselves during a lavish groundbreaking ceremony at the Transbay Transit Center.
Now, the real work begins. Read More
Robert S. MacIntosh has 40 years experience in the real estate management and retail industries, and has been with Pier 39 since 1984, becoming its president and chief executive in 2000. He is a board member of the San Francisco Convention and Visitors Bureau and is involved in St. Francis Foundation, SPUR, the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce and the California Travel Industry Association. Read More
Although there are still concerns about the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency’s ability to manage the massive undertaking, the Central Subway project continues to move forward, and planning officials will host a forum today to discuss updates to the plan. Read More
Employees who live in San Francisco and travel outside The City using employee transportation are growing, according to San Francisco’s Planning and Urban Research Association.
To determine how to incorporate those increasing number of shuttles into The City’s overall transportation plan, SPUR is holding a luncheon to discuss the topic Tuesday. Read More
San Francisco’s land-use think-tank is gearing up to celebrate a century of influence.
The San Francisco Planning + Urban Research Association will throw its 100th birthday bash on June 3.
The group was founded as the San Francisco Housing Association in 1910, when city leaders joined forces to map out a future for housing in The City, which was devastated by the 1906 earthquake and fire. Read More
As the center of the region, San Francisco’s policies for planning expansions could be crucial precedents for other urban hubs, and it’s important that The City conducts in growth policies in a responsible manner. Read More