San Francisco Department of Public Works

courtesy DPWWorkers are resurfacing several streets in San Francisco.

Resurfacing work expected to briefly shut, discolor some streets

In the next two months, drivers and cyclists citywide may encounter some…

 

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. examinerSan Francisco lags cities such as San Jose and Los Angeles when it comes to using recycled wastewater for tasks such as street cleaning.

Drought forces SF to explore water alternatives for cleaning

Washing down sidewalks and buildings with pristine drinking water — the precious…

 

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerA cash-strapped city foisted responsibility for the care of thousands of trees on property owners

SF makes plan to plant more trees, take responsibility of existing ones

For a city that prides itself on being green, San Francisco is…

 

EVAN DUCHARME/SPECIAL TO THE  S.F. EXAMINERLondon Breed is proposing that vandals should pay to clean up their marks.

Graffiti vandals should pay for cleanup costs

Graffiti is a costly, enduring problem in San Francisco. Taggers have marked…

EVAN DUCHARME/SPECIAL TO THE  S.F. EXAMINERLondon Breed is proposing that vandals should pay to clean up their marks.
A proposed blueprint for Japantown

S.F.'s parklets program learns from failure, moves ahead

On Haight Street, two new parking spaces where a parklet was recently…

A proposed blueprint for Japantown
Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerKay and Fred Curry take a stroll through the gardens that make up Bengal Alley

S.F. stairway transformed to a showcase of sustainability

After many years, a stairway in a neighborhood west of Mount Davidson…

Mike Koozmin/The S.F. ExaminerKay and Fred Curry take a stroll through the gardens that make up Bengal Alley
Though much of San Francisco's streets are in fair condition

Department of Public Works bond could bring improvements to San Francisco streets

After a half-decade without any improvements, the condition of San Francisco streets…

Though much of San Francisco's streets are in fair condition

Residents should not be saddled with responsibility for tree maintenance

The funding required for maintaining trees along our streets and in the…

The Public Works Department has recently finished repaving streets on 25 city blocks

$248M bond repaving streets; more upgrades down the road

San Francisco voters who approved a $248 million bond measure to improve…

The Public Works Department has recently finished repaving streets on 25 city blocks
Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerGuerrilla Grafters

Renegade arborists creating forbidden fruit in San Francisco

Trees make the urban landscape more pleasant. They shade the sidewalk and…

Mike Koozmin/The SF ExaminerGuerrilla Grafters

More parking spots to be converted to parklets under newly issued proposal

After a successful year of issuing 15 permits to build temporary common…