San Francisco

A Brief Tour of San Francisco's Oddly Fancy Porta Potties

It's like they're prepping for a cover story in House & Garden.

What Public Transit Data Teaches Us About How People Use a City

What does a city look like when viewed through the movement of its riders?

Taxi Battle of the Day: Uber vs. Lyft

It's heatin' up out there folks.

Fresh Renderings of What San Francisco's New NBA Arena Might Look Like

Evolving designs for the Golden State Warriors' planned new home.

Your Rush-Hour Commute as an Animated Cartoon

A playful take on serious transit data.

Telling the Story of Inequality on Public Transit, With Maps

A mash-up of poverty rates and transit quality from San Francisco.

There's a Good Reason We're Anxious About Expanding Subway Cell Service

People have an especially hard time ignoring half a conversation because we can't predict what's coming next.

Stunning Laser Scans That Could Help Us Reuse Aging Buildings Better

No, these are not renderings.

Expensive Cities Are Even Worse for the Poor Than You Think

How high-income cities make groceries for the low-income more expensive, too.

Do Long Commutes Discourage Married Women From Working?

A new study finds that they do — to a very considerable extent.

Hilarious, Sad Comics Inspired by Craigslist's 'Missed Connections'

Hey, lady walking your chicken on a leash in Portland – somebody's looking for you.

To the Lighthouse: You Know, the One in San Francisco Hardly Anyone Seems to Know About

Though tens of thousands of people pass by it every day, the East Brother Light Station is remarkably under the radar.

Real-Time Transit App of the Day: A Ballet of Buses in San Francisco

The SF Live Bus app adds a bit of whimsy to the highly practical world of transit arrival data.

How Diverse Schools Could Help Fight the Worst Effects of Gentrification

Done right, they might enable "meaningful social interaction" between a neighborhood's new arrivals and its existing residents.

The Frustration of San Francisco's Mass-Transit Riders, Visualized

If one were to somehow take a mental-health reading of commuters at 6:30 p.m. on a Monday, it would look something like this "Frustration Index."

Do Obese People Need Their Own Jumbo-Sized Airplane Toilets?

German researchers say the "Big Lavatory Concept" is necessary to accommodate the world's larger body weights.

America's Most Post-Industrial Metros

The cities that lead America's transition from a goods-producing to service economy.

6 Hyper Exotic Urban Gardens

A surprisingly large number involve cars.

Watch This Captivating Aerial Video of San Francisco

Swooping shots from extreme sports photographers.