San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee Tuesday launched the ParkWide Bike Rentals program. San Francisco Rolls Out Bike Rental Program
Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed a bill that will fund improvements to the Port of San Francisco.
Assembly Bill 664 clears the way for the upgrades to be made in time for the city to host the 2013 America’s Cup yacht race, according to a news release. The event is thought of Port of San Francisco to be Readied for Premiere Yacht Race
According to a notice from the California High Speed Rail Authority: “The San Jose to Merced High-Speed Train Section Project Team is holding a fourth round of community workshops to Cal High Speed Rail Workshop: San Jose to Merced
The 10 mile extension is planned to go from the Pittsburgh-Bay Point station to a terminus near Hillcrest Avenue and Highway 4 has been delayed for an estimated year. It is now expected to be completed by eBART Extension Delayed
The Apple HQ campus – both the current campus and the proposed new campus (even more so) hark back to the car oriented gated community suburban sprawl and corporate industrial park development of the 60s and 70s, argues L.A. Times Architecture Critic Christopher Hawthorne in Critic’s Notebook: Apple’s new campus will be a retrograde cocoon. Apple Campus Not So Cutting Edge
Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) this month started work on an asbestos removal project at its Powell Street station.
The project includes taking away fireproofing material on steel beams installed when the station was constructed almost 40 years ago, according to the BART website.
In an essay recently published in the New York Times, Economist correspondent and author Ryan Avent argues that Denser Cities mean more and better paying jobs. The opinion piece is entitled One Path to Better Jobs: More Density in Cities, and is adapted from his Kindle “Single,” The Gated City. More Density More & Better Jobs; But NIMBIES the Cause of the Exodus?
Michael John O’Hearn, a Santa Cruz architect who left his mark on the city, died Aug. 2 of throat cancer, according to the Santa Cruz Sentinel. He was 71. Noted Bay Area Architect Michael John O’Hearn Dead at 71
Whether or not redevelopment agencies survive in the California budget crisis, they will likely take a severe, or in the case of many agencies, fatal blow. While much remains undecided, both legislatively and in the courts, significant damage has already been done to redevelopment projects in the rush by municipalities to protect their funds from the grasps of a desperate state government. California Redevelopment: Saplings in the Ashes?
Recent studies and analysis indicate that in order to increase the likelihood of success, high speed rail must reach into the center of cities. High Speed Rail Must Include Downtowns in Order to be Successful.