Transportation

2:05pm

Thu June 20, 2013
Transportation

Department of Labor investigating pay dispute at bikeshare company soon to be operating in SF

(via flickr user James D. Schwartz)

Alta Bicycle Share, the organization that runs some of the most successful bike share programs in the US, might be underpaying its workers at its Washington, D.C. Capital Bikeshare. The Department of Labor opened an investigation into the company after Capital Bikeshare employees complained.

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12:52pm

Thu June 20, 2013
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The $82,000 parking spot

The South Beach condo that houses the costly spot (via flickr user MarkPritchard)

In some parts of the country, $80,000 will buy you a house. In San Francisco, that same money gets you one parking spot.

That’s right – the San Francisco Chronicle reported last week that realtor Sean Sullivan sold a single parking space in the city’s South Beach neighborhood for $82,000.

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3:38pm

Wed June 19, 2013
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SF turns to crowdsourcing for future bikeshare stations

A screenshot of the SFMTA's crowdsourcing website for bikeshare stations

Bike sharing is coming to San Francisco and Silicon Valley this August. It’s being launched on a small scale at first – just 750 bikes in the whole system. So the big question is: where should the bikes go?

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5:02pm

Tue June 18, 2013
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Commentary: To join car culture or not?

Under CC license from Flickr user Michael Patrick

San Francisco is an environmentally conscious city, so it would make sense that many who live in and around it struggle with issues like how to get around. 

Avi Hoen sure is. He’s a high school student at Ruth Asawa School of the Arts in San Francisco. He’s about to turn 16 and has a hand-me-down car, but he isn’t sure he needs it.

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4:50pm

Tue June 18, 2013
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Radical Idea: Greening The Wiggle

Street sign indicating San Francisco's zig-zagging bike route, The Wiggle
Under CC license from Flickr user Paul Krueger

The Wiggle is a San Francisco bike route that zig-zags through the Lower Haight, Alamo Square, and Duboce Park. Activists and community groups have been trying to improve the corridor for years. Their work has led to more "sharrows," green painted bike lanes, on the pavement and most recently an $80-million greening project proposal for The Wiggle Corridor. The plans being considered by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission and the Municipal Transit Agency include rain gardens that capture storm water, permeable paving and improved bike lane safety measures. That's a good start to Wigg Party founder Morgan Fitzgibbons. In his ideal world, the city would go a lot further -- as we hear in this Radical Idea from the Crosscurrents archives.

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