After a successful year of issuing 15 permits to build temporary common areas over parking spots in San Francisco, The City is issuing a second round of proposals.
The San Francisco Department of Public Works is asking business owners and residents to submit an application to turn more vehicle spaces into benches and seats for pedestrians in the spaces often referred to as parklets. Read More
Crews will begin retrofitting an underpass on Geary Boulevard today with new lighting as part of an ongoing effort to be more energy efficient, according to the Department of Public Works.Technicians were scheduled to begin work at 9 a.m. on replacing about 350 fluorescent lighting fixtures along the Geary Boulevard underpass between Collins and Lyons streets, department officials said. Read More
San Francisco’s Department of Public Works and the San Francisco Public Library received two Project of the Year awards in a ceremony on Thursday.The awards were given by the Northern California Chapter of the American Public Works Association for the recent renovations of the Bernal Heights Branch and the Eureka Valley/Harvey Milk Memorial Branch libraries. Read More
The cleanup of this year's Valentine's Day pillow fight in Justin Herman Plaza cost San Francisco considerably less to clean up than last year, the San Francisco Department of Public Works said."Right now we're looking at around $3,500," public works spokeswoman Gloria Chan said.
See a slideshow of the pillow fight here. Read More
Mayor Ed Lee on Monday announced he has selected his spokesperson for his interim mayor term, which lasts until someone takes office after being elected mayor this November.
Christine Falvey, who has served as communications director for the San Francisco Department of Public Works since 2003, will now serve as Lee’s spokeswoman. Read More
The San Francisco Department of Public Works is performing maintenance on the Great Highway today, work that was supposed to have started Monday, a spokesman said.The department was scheduled to begin a weeklong maintenance project Monday morning, but the work was postponed until 9 a.m. today.Great Highway will be closed to vehicle traffic between Lincoln Way and Sloat Boulevard from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for one week. Read More
In late 2007, Mayor Gavin Newsom announced that every diesel-powered vehicle owned by The City — 1,500 in all — had been converted to run on a 20 percent biodiesel blend.When it came to environmental protection, Newsom said, “San Francisco is demonstrating leadership and commitment on every front.” But while Muni buses and Department of Public Works trucks still sport biodiesel stickers like little feathers in San Francisco’s green cap, they are not all using the fuel. Read More
San Francisco property owners could face fines or lawsuits for not replacing missing sewer vent covers in front of their lots, as they are a tripping hazard for pedestrians and garbage collectors, The City said. Read More