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San Francisco Added to a Burgeoning 'Street View for Bikes'

Get obsessive about bike routes.

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San Francisco Wants You to Fall in Love With Its Sewer System

Why the city is putting toilet-humor ads on public buses, like "Your #2 is my #1" and "No one deals with more crap than I do."

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A Mistletoe Drone Just Flew Over San Francisco

Much kissing ensued.

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2013's Best Performing American Cities

New rankings from the Milken Institute show just how diverse our tech economy has become.

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We Don't Know Nearly As Much About the Link Between Public Health and Urban Planning As We Think We Do

Car culture may not be making us sick. Cities aren't necessarily healthier than suburbs.

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San Francisco Luxury Apartment Promo Embarrasses Its Own Tenants

At least one person who can afford the rent at NEMA thinks this ad is ridiculous.

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On Admitting That Homeless People Make You Uncomfortable

A San Francisco CEO says that in a perfect city, the homeless wouldn't be so visible. He's only mostly wrong.

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Designing a Day Spa That Isn't Terrible for the Environment

It's made from shipping containers, uses all off-grid energy, and solar panels warm the water.

Why I'm Not Embarrassed to Have Been Fooled by the Google Bus Protest Hoax

People are angry about Silicon Valley's private shuttles for some very real reasons.

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One Answer to San Francisco's Overpriced Housing: 'Co-Living'

Not quite communes, these young people are seeking cheaper, more diverse living arrangements, plus family-style meals.

John Metcalfe

Believe It or Not, This Weird Funnel-Shaped Thing Is a Bike Rack

Meet the first person in America to embrace the European "Cyclepod."

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3 U.S. Metro Areas Have Economies Larger Than Sweden

And other eye-popping comparisons.

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Batkid Cost San Francisco $105,000, Says Paper

It turns out making a cancer survivor's dreams come true isn't cheap.

HIV Is Still Very Concentrated in America's Cities

Ninety-two percent of new diagnoses occur in just a quarter of U.S. counties, and most of them are urban.

Chris Walker

A Bewitching Look at Migration Patterns Among American States

Who would've thought that the state New Yorkers move to the most is Florida?

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Why Some Expensive Cities May Be More Affordable Than We Think

A different way of measuring what we spend on housing.

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.

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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.