(Editor's Note: Welcome to our new monthly transportation column by Jason Henderson, an urban geography professor at San Francisco State University and the author of Street Fight: The Politics of Mobility in San Francisco (UMass Press, 2013). Onward!)
San Francisco is in a mobility stalemate that is becoming increasingly inequitable.Read more »
The Loma Prieta earthquake of 1989 ravaged the Bay Area, killed 63 people and caused over $6 billion in property damage. The top deck of the Bay Bridge's eastern span collapsed, spurring flurried repairs.
But when the crews were done, a new guardian for the Bay Bridge emerged: a small, steel troll, welded underneath the upper deck. He was a mystery to many, but not to all.Read more »
There's a great scene in The Big Lebowski that my friend reminded me of when I lamented that the San Francisco Police Department didn't seem to care that my car had been stolen.
Of course they don't, silly, this friend responded with a hearty laugh. It's like when The Dude asks a Los Angeles cop whether there are any "leads" on the whereabouts of his stolen car (along with the briefcase full of money inside).Read more »
Pedaling onto the Bay Bridge over the weekend, I was suspended between our industrial past and sleek present. But my ride into the future was abruptly stopped just before I reached the island.
All the experts say we should all just be happy with the world's longest bike and pedestrian pier, and it certainly is a wondrous thing to behold, this spacious and beautiful two-mile path that pasted big grins on the dozens of faces that I rode past on its sunny first Friday in operation.Read more »