Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I'm writing this on an inbound M car, stopped in between Civic Center and Powell stations. It's stopped here because of unspecified "mechanical problems." While the doors were open, back at Civic Center, the operator encouraged everyone to get out and take a bus or streetcar down Market to their destinations.
By my count this is the third delay caused by 'mechanical problems' in as many weeks - and that doesn't count the residual delays that linger after the 'problems' are fixed.
After the operator made his announcement, most of the people on this car took his advice and left; a pretty apt metaphor for a system that's seen its readership shrink significantly in the last few years along with its budget.
Is this what we want for our Muni? Or do we want to invest in a system that actually meets San Francisco's transportation needs?
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
Check out my review of last year's Peak2Peak for photos of some of the amazing sights to see along the way. Registration gets you lunch in a peaceful meadow on Mount Sutro, and the chance to win some cool raffle prizes. Proceeds go to support Walk San Francisco, which is an awesome organization that does a ton of great work to make SF a better place to walk (I'm on the Board of WalkSF so I'm totally not impartial, but I mean it).
Sign up now before it's too late, and I'll see you there!
Sunday, October 10, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
But as I noted before, if you can’t afford your infrastructure, and you can’t afford to provide basic services, what you’re really saying is that you can’t afford to be state and are holding a slow motion going out of business sale.Worth remembering as Election Day nears.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
If you missed a chance to join your neighbors walking to school today, then please try to make a point of practicing Walk to School Day everyday. Safe, active streets must be safe and welcoming for the smallest among us, and an active childhood is much likelier to be a healthy childhood than one spent in the backseat.