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I first wrote about this issue in June 2010. Since then, the frequency of buses has increased substantially; according to the San Francisco County Transportation Authority, 27 shuttle operators make 200 stops, and provide a total of 36,000 one-way trips daily. Others are noticing, as well. Stamen Design of San Francisco recently completed a project…

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Guest blogger Peter Enzminger is a Master of Urban Planning student at USC, concentrating in transportation and sustainable land use. This story was cross-posted at SPUR.org A grown man napping on his laptop case. Daily visits from SF mayoral candidates. Keynote addresses from the Wigg Party, MIT’s SENSEable Cities Lab, the Rebar Group, and the San Francisco…

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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…

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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…

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