San Francisco

Transit Projects Are About to Get Much, Much Easier in California

The state's push to end car-first street planning could ripple across the country.

Does San Francisco's Smart Parking System Reduce Cruising for a Space?

By most measures, yes. By one big one, maybe not.

My Hunt for the Next Four Loko

The corner stores near my home in Oakland, California, carry the craziest, cheapest alcoholic beverages I've ever seen. So I decided to try them all. 

The Rise of Private 'Luxury' Mass Transit Buses

What will services like Bridj, Blackline, and Leap Transit mean for traditional city buses?

Where Bicycles Are Stolen in San Francisco

And these are only the ones that get reported. 

The U.S. Cities That Sprawled the Most (and Least) Between 2000 and 2010

Two maps and six charts take sprawl rankings to another level.

How to Make Google-Glass Users Really Sad

Shut off their techno-goggles without them knowing how, or why.

5 Crucial Principles for 21st Century Transportation Systems

Handling tomorrow's mega-trends means rethinking today's infrastructure.

There's No Way Most UberX Drivers Make Twice What Traditional Cabbies Do

Uber says some drivers bring in $74,191 a year in San Francisco and $90,766 in New York.

Fire Departments Are Standing in the Way of Good Street Design

It doesn't have to be this way. 

Stop Petting Strangers' Dogs

It's not just for your own protection, dummy.

How a Low-Income San Francisco Neighborhood Is Building a Culture of Disaster Preparedness

The partnerships being formed now could save the Bayview area when an earthquake strikes.

San Francisco Sure Does Order a Lot of Cat Food

The Bay Area's online shoppers also show a rabid desire for toilet paper, protein powder, and (uhm) mayonnaise.

The First Look at How Google's Self-Driving Car Handles City Streets

The vehicle has now moved beyond highways to its next phase: roaming the roads of Mountain View.

One Man's Quest to Make Business Travel a Lot Less Awful

The sharing economy meets office space with Breather.

The Golden Gate Bridge Could've Had a Submerged 'Boat Tunnel'

Anybody see any problems with this weird underwater design?

In San Francisco This Weekend, Lines Stretched Around the Block for a Nicolas Cage-Themed Art Show

The exhibit next heads to Los Angeles, and then all over the world (well, maybe).

A Gorgeous Map of San Francisco's Independent Coffee Shops

How "walkable coffee shops" might foster a better sense of community.

The Search for Affordable Housing Is Pushing the Middle Class to the Exurbs

Mapping where homes are out of reach for the median family.