San Francisco

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To Save a Bar, Sometimes You Must Pick It Up and Move It Down the Street

Rather than let a pub fall to developers, a community transplanted the whole thing.

The Golden Gate Bridge Gets a Big 'Zipper'

The moveable traffic barrier is designed to prevent head-on wrecks.

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The 8 Best Jerry Brown Lines from California's High-Speed Rail Groundbreaking

A dig at Republican critics, a kind-of dig at martini drinkers, a call for state unity, and more.


The Biggest Transportation Breakthroughs of 2014

From driverless cars to safety initiatives, it was quite a year for advancements in mobility.

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Even a Deluge Won't End California's Drought

This mid-week soaking probably won't go one-fifth of the way toward ending it, unfortunately.

Jennifer Wong

So You've Decided to Map Sidewalk Poop in San Francisco...

Sorry to say you'll discover that much of it is attributed to humans.

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Silicon Valley Could Offer a Public Bus Commute That's Quicker Than Driving

The El Camino BRT project shows why great transit needs exclusive lanes.

Dean Clark

Meet San Francisco's Newest Mayor, Who Is a Dog

Today City Hall celebrates Frida, a 6-pound chihuahua mix and very good girl.

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Chicago Has More 'Avenues,' While San Francisco Prefers 'Terraces'

An analysis of roadway suffixes in six major U.S. cities reveals differences rooted in history.


San Francisco Is Painting the Streets with Historical Creeks

A placemaking project traces the city's long-buried arroyos.

A Map of San Francisco, After a Catastrophic Rise in Sea Levels

Imagining the bustling nautical society of the Bay Area archipelago.

Youth Speaks

In San Francisco, the Fight Against Diabetes Gets Personal

A local doctor tries to raise awareness about the social causes of Type 2 diabetes, in his community and others.

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Google Glass Has a (Literal) Blind Spot

Researchers say the techno-specs create a "partial peripheral vision obstruction."


San Francisco Plans to Produce More Fog to Build Community Spirit

The Market Street Prototyping Festival will bring a giant dining room, a roving selfie machine, and other wackiness to the city.

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Moving Forward with America's High-Speed Rail Projects

A status report on proposed lines in California, Texas, and the Northeast.

Your U-Lock Is Basically Worthless, but Don't Worry

Thieves can quickly pop open the lock with a car jack or pipe, but there are ways to protect yourself.

Carrie Kirby

Improving a City's Disaster Response–With Bikes

Organizers of San Francisco's first Disaster Relief Trials think cyclists can play a critical role in times of emergency.


This Bicycle Gadget Makes Red Lights Turn Green

The "Veloloop" emits a low-frequency signal to alert traffic sensors to a cyclist's presence.

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San Francisco Experiments with Miniature Street Art

Teeny graffiti gets raised to high art.