San Francisco

Watch Make-A-Wish Turn San Francisco Into BatKid's 'Gotham City'

The most heart-warming thing you'll see this afternoon.

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Take a Beautiful Tour of All the Public Art in the Bay Area

After learning the official records were incomplete, a citizen mapper started building a gorgeous guide to the megacity's street art.

Mat Kladney

A Wonderfully Simplified Map of San Francisco's Bicycle Infrastructure

The city finally has an easy-to-read bicycling map, thanks to the vision of a die-hard local cyclist.

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Where You're Most Likely to Be Arrested or Shot by the Police in San Francisco

Where it's "safe" to live if you're more worried about cops than criminals.

Fletcher Foti

An Intriguingly Detailed Animation of How People Move Around a City

Watch the commuting patterns of New York, San Francisco and Los Angeles.

San Francisco Is Rolling Out High-Tech Playgrounds for Adults

The city is partnering with private techie groups to fund these science-themed transformations of public space.

San Francisco Does the 'Monster Mash' on a Public Bus

Love music videos about bus etiquette? Then boy oh boy, you're in for a real treat here.

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Dear City, Here's Why I Hate You

An online project collects people's complaints about their burg in more than 80 locations.

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For $20, Uber Will Bring You a Live Kitten and Let You Pet It for 15 Minutes

Disturbing concept, or most brilliant marketing ploy ever? 

The U.S. Cities Where the Fewest Commuters Get to Work By Car

And where bike commuting has been growing the fastest.

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High Heels Designed Especially for Cycling

You can make your own wood-and-leather heels that clip into the pedals following this eight-step process.

Local Mission Market

A Grocery Store That Takes 'Local Food' to Its Logical Extreme

Everything San Francisco's Local Mission Market offers, unless it's raw, will be made in-house.

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How Seattle Transformed Parking Without Spending a Fortune

The city's demand pricing program balances efficiency with affordability.

San Francisco's Drug Needle-Covered Dirt Becomes Artistic Dishware

These kitchen bowls were made from soil beneath the city's notoriously nasty Tenderloin neighborhood.

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The Grim Math of the Working-Class Housing Crisis

What happens when skyrocketing rents meet stagnating wages among low-income workers? U.S. cities are finding out.

Bill Gurley

San Francisco's Fluctuating Rent Looks an Awful Lot Like the NASDAQ

A startling chart of the booms and busts of office space.

Anti-Eviction Mapping Project

A Disturbing Animation of 15 Years of Evictions in San Francisco

How a California state law has helped convert many rental properties into condos.

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The San Francisco Exodus

How S.F. became the least affordable city in America, and what we can do about it now.

Victor Powell

The Salaries of Every Single BART Employee, in One Uncomfortable Picture

Fascinating context for the transit workers who may soon go on strike, again.