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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.

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

The sharing economy meets office space with Breather.

John Metcalfe

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).

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A Gorgeous Map of San Francisco's Independent Coffee Shops

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

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3 Enormous Benefits to Charging the Right Price for Parking

Less traffic, higher transit use, and more tax revenue — charted and mapped.

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San Francisco Ponders Rainbow-Colored Crosswalks

The Castro neighborhood is about to get a lot more festive.

The 10 Most Hellish Hills for America's Cyclists

Where lie the country's steepest, most muscle-shredding streets?

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A Coat Rack Modeled After San Francisco's Sutro Tower

A Bay Area icon in your living room. 

Finally, Clothing Designed to Stop the Spread of Germs on Public Transit

Antimicrobial elbow patches, jackets with high collars, pole gloves — it's all here.

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Now You Can Experience the Nasty Stench of Cities Throughout History

Sniffing around a new Bay Area exhibit devoted to the smells of places from the modern day to the Middle Ages.

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A World Without Car Crashes

Connected vehicles — the so-called "internet of cars" — could be the biggest transportation advance since the car itself.

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The Real Barriers to Abundant, All-Day Transit Service

Despite clear benefits, too many transit agencies seem to be hanging by a thread.

Nolan Levenson

Far Beyond Rush Hour: The Incredible Rise of Off-Peak Public Transportation

Transit agencies across the country are realizing they need to push past key commute times.

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Why Telecommuting Really Matters, in 6 Charts

And what its rise means for urban transportation systems moving forward.

This Super Useful App Wants to Change How We Get Around Cities

"Every safe, legal, and reliable way that's out there, we want to bring to you in the palm of your hand."

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Why Free Sunday Parking Is a Bad Deal for Everyone

Weekend meter fees can reduce circling time, help local businesses, and generate money for transit.

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Did San Francisco's Google Bus Deal Just Set a Price for Curb Space?

Charging tech companies to use city stops opens up a discussion about who else should pay to hog the street.

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It's Time for California to Fund High-Speed Rail Itself

A recent court ruling demands a clear plan to pay for the line — likely one that doesn't involve federal money.

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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.