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Transportation

How San Francisco Plans to Shield Residents From Runaway Prices

Angela Woodall, San Francisco Public Press — Jan 21 2016 - 3:01pm

We list some examples of how the city has tried to soften the blow of rising prices, and policies that advocates for low-income people say San Francisco could adopt.

Hidden Costs of Affordable S.F. Public Transit

Sophie Murguia, San Francisco Public Press — Dec 10 2015 - 7:00am

Lacking transportation options or flexibility to reach jobs, shopping and other necessities, lower-income riders often trade comfort, promptness and even safety for affordability.

Rideshare Companies Face Tighter Screening Rules in Many States

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Apr 27 2015 - 9:06am

Crashes, assaults and other incidents involving drivers for rideshare companies have spurred members of Congress to demand that executives beef up their screening methods. Many states have already imposed heightened regulations, but California lags behind.

Census Estimates Show Bay Area Growing Faster than Expected

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Apr 7 2015 - 11:30am

New residents are flocking to the Bay Area faster than regional planners previously expected.

Cleanliness, Congestion Pricing Idea Draw Hot Debate in BART Twitter Forum

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Mar 16 2015 - 9:20am

In an hour-long Twitter forum in early March, BART staffers fielded rapid-fire questions, gripes and proposals from the public.

Muni Now Free to Some Riders

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Mar 4 2015 - 9:40am

This week the city starts letting some residents ride public transportation for free.

Maps Show Where Thousands of Cyclists, Pedestrians Hurt or Killed

Noah Arroyo, San Francisco Public Press — Feb 16 2015 - 9:20am

As part of its new policy to reduce traffic deaths, the city has published maps that show where cyclists and pedestrians were serverely injured or killed in recent years, down to the nearest intersection.

Housing Solution: Increase Density in Western Neighborhoods and Fix Transit

Evelyn Wang, San Francisco Public Press — Oct 27 2014 - 2:15pm

New housing construction is blazing through the city’s eastern side, but not the west. Why? Residents say existing public transit is too poor to accommodate denser housing, which might also disrupt the neighborhood’s character. But minor tweaks to zoning regulations could add thousands of new apartments, and many would be priced below the market rate.

Housing Solution: Activate S.F. Ballot Box Again to Fund Affordable Housing

Justin Slaughter, San Francisco Public Press — Aug 25 2014 - 10:44am

Nonprofit housing developers across the city say they have been waiting for years to begin building more than 800 planned, permanently affordable homes. A housing bond could get those projects off the ground, but politicians have other priorities. Part of a special report on solutions for housing affordability.

Linking the Google Bus With the Housing Crisis

Justin Slaughter, San Francisco Public Press — May 9 2014 - 2:28pm

While San Francisco’s 350 private corporate buses take thousands of well-off tech employees to work in Silicon Valley every morning, and home to their urban apartments and flats every evening, the service gap in late-night public transportation leaves many of the city’s service workers without a ride to their homes far out of town. Part of a special report on solutions for housing affordability.

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