Complaints about San Francisco homelessness have risen, but even if callers simply want to help, shortages means citations are given more often than support.
In some cities, a skyline full of construction equipment has become synonymous with change and displacement. But there are things cranes can’t tell you.
It’s getting easier for city residents to use technology that can report bad drivers who block bike lanes. Welcome to the self-surveillance era of traffic safety.
At a public viewing of a 1930s mural depicting the life and legacy of George Washington, San Franciscans argued about preservation, racism, and erasure.
America’s urban rebirth is missing something key—actual births.
The city wants to stop the rise of teen vaping by banning the sale of Juul and other e-cigarettes. It could also mean the end of a particular kind of store.
The city found a novel way to give residents access to more broadband internet providers. Federal regulators just partly blocked it, but it’s not clear how.
Bird’s new monthly rental program could force users and cities to reconsider e-scooters as a real mode of transportation. But there are some drawbacks.
A short documentary reveals how a spiritual leader walks his faith by night in a city gripped with homelessness.
Stonewall’s anniversary has cops and LGBTQ activists revisiting their fraught history—and debating if police belong at celebrations of gay and trans rights.
Travel from China to the U.S. fell for the first time in over a decade. That could mean money lost for big cities as well as smaller places near national parks.
A lot of software developers, according to an unprecedented new analysis.
“Red carpet” bus lanes can be a cheap, fast, and effective way to smooth commutes for public transit users and drivers alike.
At a Bay Area summit devoted to electric scooters and other new mobility devices, fans evangelized about the potential of technology. But safety was an afterthought.
A UCLA study says that bullet trains between Tokyo and Osaka helped reduce housing prices. Would that work for San Francisco and Los Angeles?
Netflix’s hit show has everyone tidying up, but that's not the only reason second-hand stores are being flooded with donations.
The retail giant plans to open a series of “city center” stores, starting in Manhattan. It’s a notable departure from its usual big-box suburban megastores.
Sidewalks are a last shred of safe public space. No wonder we’re fighting over them.
By acquiring Motivate, Uber’s chief rival will take over the docked systems in New York, D.C., San Francisco, and more.
Ranked-choice voting has produced the closest citywide election in decades, as the race between London Breed and Mark Leno remains uncalled a week later.