A deal has been reached to bring bike-sharing to San Francisco, with the official launch date of the much-delayed plan set for August.
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, a regional agency, announced Thursday that it had reached an agreement with Alta Bicycle Share, the private company set to manage the project. The network was originally scheduled to be in place by last April, but stalled talks pushed back the start date. Read More
In this last of a four-part series examining the legislative accomplishments of our local elected officials, we turn to state Sen. Leland Yee.
Like his San Francisco colleagues in the statehouse, Yee was elected to state office after serving on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. In 2002, Yee joined the state Assembly and was elected to the Senate in 2006, where he has served ever since. Yee is termed-out in 2014. Read More
A state audit report found that the region’s lead transportation agency likely acted within the law when it used toll funds to relocate its headquarters, although the study noted that local toll payers could be exposed to financial risk as a result of the move. Read More
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
A San Francisco commuter incentive program that encourages alternative transportation could be expanded to the entire Bay Area.Since 2009, companies with at least 20 employees have allowed workers to pay for commuting costs with pretax wages. However, the ordinance only applies to public transit, car-sharing and bicycling. Read More
The annual Christmas tree burning tradition on Ocean Beach is advertised with a Burning Man-esque spirit of leaving nothing behind. But this year, participants did not follow suit.
"It took three days to clean up," said Alexandra Picavet, a spokeswoman for the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, which oversees Ocean Beach. Read More
On a hot, smoggy day in which Bay Area commuters were urged to renounce their cars for more carbon-friendly transit options, some 240 motorists each guzzled up to 15 gallons of free fuel as part of a giveaway event at an Outer Mission district gas station.
Despite Wednesday being a regional Spare the Air Day, a Shell gas station at 3550 Mission St. distributed free gas from 7 to 9 a.m. Station Manager Hugo Cerna said the giveaway was scheduled “quite some time ago.” Read More
It’s hot in The City, and that means there’s a Spare the Air Day in effect. But now there’s more to the Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s air monitoring notification system than a press release. Read More
The radiation moving toward California from Japan’s damaged nuclear reactors poses no imminent health threat locally, but that isn’t stopping San Franciscans from stocking up on medication to thwart radiation contamination. Read More