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Transportation experts meet with community to refocus 19th Avenue project on bicycle friendliness

Transportation experts meet with community to refocus 19th Avenue project on bicycle friendliness

Timothy Smith
November 2, 2014
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The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency and local bicyclists came together Saturday to reimagine a more bike-friendly transportation corridor for 19th Avenue. Representatives from the SFMTA invited local bicyclists to the J. Paul Leonard Library Saturday to discuss a proposed project that w...

Transit agency proposes 19th Avenue subway option, station at SF State campus

Michael Barba
April 8, 2014
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The San Francisco County Transit Agency (SFCTA) recommended Monday in a feasibility study that transportation planners opt for a longer subway from Ocean Avenue near St. Francis Circle to SF State, rather than the shorter subway alternative previously considered. Sustainable Streets, a division of ...

ASI members work towards affordable public transportation

ASI members work towards affordable public transportation

Brian Donovan
February 18, 2014
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Students enter the M-line train on 19th Avenue Tuesday, Feb. 18. ASI is proposing a new student fee to help subsidize transportation costs for students. Photo by Ryan Leibrich / Xpress Associated Students, Inc. (ASI) is seeking to bring about an initiative that would allow for an SF State student dis...

Hackathon community uses brainpower to create apps that improve public transportation

Hackathon community uses brainpower to create apps that improve public transportation

Ellie Loarca
October 22, 2012
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There is a love-hate relationship when it comes to transportation in San Francisco. This past weekend, close to 120 people gathered to put their brains together to create an optimal system that will bring the love back to a draining commute. The Hattery in the South of Market District hosted the weeke...

San Francisco plans to add 900 new parking meters in Mission Bay

San Francisco plans to add 900 new parking meters in Mission Bay

Noemy Mena
September 5, 2012
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Drivers, start digging under those couch cushions because soon that spare change could be needed to feed the hundreds of new meters set for installation in San Francisco. “This plan is meant to provide effective parking management that makes parking available, eases congestion and allows Muni to run...

San Francisco looks to improve taxi service

San Francisco looks to improve taxi service

Ana Preza
May 16, 2012
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San Francisco city officials are working on ways to ease the pain of hailing a cab and finding inventive ways to improve taxi service. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is focusing on ways to address concerns to make more cabs available, especially in areas where Muni is not as acce...

Traffic light installed at Alemany and San Juan intersection after death of student

Traffic light installed at Alemany and San Juan intersection after death of student

Carolyn Copeland
May 1, 2012
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It took years of complaints, the death of a 20-year-old student and more than four years of petitioning, but a new traffic light was finally turned on at the San Juan Avenue and Alemany Boulevard intersection. When Stacey Krause, a City College of San Francisco student, was fatally struck by a speedi...

Department of Transportation conducting study on 19th Avenue congestion

Department of Transportation conducting study on 19th Avenue congestion

Natasha Artavia
November 7, 2011
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It’s no surprise to students at SF State that 19th Avenue is just a wee bit chaotic. Between dodging impatient traffic if you’re a pedestrian, coasting on your bike down Holloway into campus or getting on and off any one Muni line, or circling like a shark for a chance at free all-day parking mere feet away from campus, that stretch of highway is as prob...

Central Subway Project to ease commuting woes in San Francisco

Michael Huber
September 25, 2011
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Commuting in San Francisco can be challenging, especially during rush hour when having to transfer to a different bus line. The San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency hopes to decrease the stress and pressure of commuting by opening up a new central subway line within the next seven years; however the cos...

iPhone app helps find open parking spaces in San Francisco

Brenda Reyes
May 3, 2011
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Wasting gas, circling the block multiple times and handling business quickly to beat the meter is an experience Jamaal Jenkins, a SF State cultural anthropology major, regularly encounters in downtown San Francisco when parking. “It's the worst when I don't get back in time and find a fresh ticket ...

SF taxi drivers preparing to protest over new SFMTA policy

SF taxi drivers preparing to protest over new SFMTA policy

Natalia Pourazar
February 1, 2019
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SAN FRANCISCO-  The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency is facing controversy over a new airport regulation that will block access to San Francisco International Airport for hundreds of drivers.   The new policy, which goes into effect Friday morning, is leading many taxi drivers into con...

SF deadlier for cyclists, city declares emergency

Corey Browning
November 12, 2019
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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors declared a state of emergency Nov. 5 in response to pedestrian and bicyclist fatalities in the city. The resolution comes days after a woman was killed and a man critically injured while walking on city streets. Sixty-nine-year-old Pilsoo Seong of San Francisc...

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