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12 posts from October 2011

10/05/2011

Mayor Lee Kicks off 30th Anniversary of Fleet Week

Mayor Lee Kicks off 30th Anniversary of Fleet Week San Francisco Fleet Week 2011 Celebrates Humanitarian Assistance & Disaster Response

Mayor Edwin M. Lee today welcomed the arrival of the US Navy Blue Angels to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of San Francisco Fleet Week and announced the lineup for San Francisco Fleet Week 2011. Focused on emergency preparedness, this year’s event also commemorates the 100th anniversary of the birth of naval aviation, a historic event which started here in San Francisco Bay with the first-ever launch of a plane aboard the deck of the USS Pennsylvania in 1911.

“Fleet Week is a San Francisco tradition and we take this opportunity to salute the men and women in uniform everywhere for their devotion and service to our country,” said Mayor Lee. “During this year’s 30th Anniversary of Fleet Week in San Francisco we embrace our shared mission of teaching all citizens and first responders how to get better prepared for the next emergency.” Read more.

10/04/2011

San Francisco Begins On-street Car Sharing Pilot

San Francisco Begins On-street Car Sharing Pilot The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which manages transportation in the City, today joined Mayor Edwin M. Lee and Board of Supervisors President David Chiu to announce an on-street car sharing pilot program. Through this pilot, eleven on-street parking spaces will be dedicated to car sharing, enabling members of City CarShare to pick up and drop off car sharing vehicles in convenient locations. The six-month trial will include nine neighborhoods citywide.

“Car sharing is one of the many transportation options available to San Franciscans. It can help reduce parking demand and greenhouse gas emissions while improving mobility,” said Mayor Lee. “Studies show that each car sharing vehicle replaces about 15 private vehicles.” Read more.