San Francisco

San Francisco's Parklet Built Out of a Citroën H Van Might Be Shut Down

The van, in particular, is drawing officials' ire.

Watch the New East Span of S.F.'s Bay Bridge Go Up in 2 Minutes

This could be the last time you see the San Francisco — Oakland Bay Bridge not mired in godawful traffic.

Why Don't American Subway Stations Have Public Bathrooms?

Some say it's a security measure — but others think it's a matter of money.

Minimum Wage of the Day: San Francisco Reclaims #1, at $10.55 Per Hour

San Francisco is once again the best city in America to flip burgers.

The Geography of Drunk Driving

The percentage of accidents involving alcohol varies widely by city.

The Best City Time-Lapse Videos of 2012

Kuala Lampur, Chicago, Toronto, San Francisco, and Hurricane Sandy make this year's list.

Are Silicon Valley's Employee Shuttles Bad for San Francisco?

The city's parallel transportation network, invented by companies like Facebook, Google and Apple, could be creating unforeseen consequences.

13 Eye-Catching Houses of Worship

Contemporary churches, temples and mosques that caught our attention.

Weird Lights in the Sky Appear Once Again Over San Francisco

What is causing these glowing orbs over the Mission District?

More Cars on the Road Make You Late, But Some Cars Make You Much Later Than Others

A new study suggests that traffic reduction should be targeted at particular communities.

2012's Biggest Transportation Successes

Amtrak posts a record year, California approves high-speed rail, and more.

The Best Open Data Releases of 2012

Our annual look at the extensive information now available from city governments, and the tools people are building with it.

The Sad and Telling Reaction of School Districts Everywhere to Sandy Hook

Monday brings an awkward mix of grief and preparation.

How to Make Privately Owned Public Spaces Truly Open to the Public

The city of San Francisco has now mapped all of its downtown POPOS, and it's ensuring for the first time that residents really have access to them.

The 10 Healthiest U.S. Housing Markets Going in to 2013

Metros with strong job growth, low vacancy rates and low foreclosure inventory.

The Bay Area's New Most Expensive House Goes Up for Auction

The $45 million price tag will get you a huge lap pool (with cabana), an art gallery, a movie theater, and a 2,000-bottle wine cellar.

The Stark Geographic Inequality of the Home Mortgage Interest Deduction

A small number of coastal cities get the bulk of the benefit.

6 Videos That Show the Fascinating Ebb and Flow of Regional Transit

These maps track the movement of transit vehicles in various cities over the course of 24 hours.

Mapping the 'Demand' Side of Prostitution

The geography of modern "john" shaming.