24th & Noe Streets – a Third Alternate

The City of San Francisco has been enjoying some success with its Pavement to Parks program, a series of targeted interventions that convert asphalt to pockets of pedestrian-friendly spaces. The most-replicated prototype, the Parklet, colonizes on-street parallel vehicle parking spaces, redeveloping them with decks, seating, planters and bicycle parking. Other, more site-specific projects have changed…

Corporate Shuttle Services in San Francisco – Determining the Value of the Common Wealth

Several high-profile private corporations in the Bay Area[1] have responded to environmental regulations and requests from their employees by implementing shuttle services. The exclusive shuttles transport commuting employees from designated pick-up points to corporate campuses and back again. The services fall into two categories. Modern, 45-passenger motor coaches – often equipped with power outlets and…