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5 posts from August 2013

08/29/2013

Getting Around: City Launches New Bike Sharing Program

Getting Around: City Launches New Bike Sharing ProgramThe City in partnership with the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, launched on August 29, 2013, the Bay Area Bike Share program in San Francisco. The program will include initially 350 bikes spread across 35 stations. The Bay Area Bike Share system provides an easy and affordable option for making short trips. To use the system, you must join as member; options include Annual ($88), 3-Day ($22), 24-Hour ($9), or pay-by-month Annual ($99 paid in installments of $8.25/month - Coming soon!). Because the Bay Area Bike Share system is intended help you get quickly get from Point A to B, you can make an unlimited number of up to 30-minute trips during your Membership period at no additional cost.

For more information about this regional program, pricing and availability visit the Bay Area Bike Share website.

08/28/2013

Civil Rights: Mayor Celebrates Civil Rights and Dr. Jones Contribution

Civil Rights: Mayor Celebrates Civil Rights and Dr. Jones ContributionMayor Lee awards Dr. Clarence B. Jones on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco in honor of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington for Freedom and Jobs. The Mayor stated: "San Francisco is a City that celebrates and rewards the pioneer, the innovator, the groundbreaker and the risk-taker – Dr. Clarence B. Jones. We are grateful for his contributions to the Civil Rights Movement as Martin Luther King, Jr.’s attorney, adviser and speechwriter. Your words have inspired us, and moved us, to make the change that we want to be. We shall march ahead. We cannot turn back."
 
August 28th, 2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of March on Washington & Dr. King's "I HAVE A DREAM" speech. The speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. called for an end to racism in the United States. Delivered to thousands of civil rights supporters from the steps of the Lincoln Memorial during the March on Washington, the speech was a defining moment of the American Civil Rights Movement.
 
For more information please visit the King Center: http://www.thekingcenter.org

America's Cup: San Francisco Hosts the America's Cup Finals

America's Cup:  San Francisco Hosts the Louis Vuitton Cup Finals

San Francisco plays host to the 34th America’s Cup in an exciting Summer of Racing on San Francisco Bay. The 2013 America’s Cup Finals are scheduled for September 7-21.

The 34th edition of the America’s Cup marks a transformation for the oldest trophy in international sport as new boats, cutting-edge technology, and a close-to-shore venue mean that this summer’s America’s Cup will be unlike anything that’s preceded it. The 2013 America’s Cup features notable firsts:

  • First time racing is inshore not offshore
  • First time all teams are racing wing sail catamarans
  • First time the AC72 “50 mph flying boats” foil above the water
  • First time there is a new pathway series for youth sailors, the Red Bull Youth America’s Cup
  • First time the America’s Cup has been held in the United States since 1995

The competition consists of the best-of 17 series of final races. For a complete schedule of races visit the America's Cup Race Schedule page: http://www.americascup.com/en/schedules/races

After 17 races, Oracle Team USA, twice down by seven wins in the series, rallied to win the finals 9-8 in the longest final series in the Cup's 162-year history.

For more information on the Oracle Team USA win, visit the America's Cup website.



08/26/2013

Rim Fire Updates: City's Support Activities and Water Quality and Delivery

City's "Rim Fire" Support Activities and Water Quality and Delivery

There is no change or impact to the delivery of high quality water from Hetch Hetchy Reservoir. The Hetch Hetchy Regional Water System continues to deliver high-quality water to 2.6 million water customers in San Francisco and throughout the Bay Area. Since before the fire began, we have been delivering water from Hetchy Reservoir to our customers and transferring to our local reservoirs. As a precautionary measure, we have increased the amount of the water delivery to the Bay Area from 292 million gallons a day to 302 million gallons a day. This will maximize the amount of water stored locally. This local storage would be used to meet customer demands if we needed to switch supplies.

For more information, please visit the link below for updates about our Rim Fire activities and Hetch Hetchy Water and Power system: http://www.sfwater.org/RimFire 

08/23/2013

Bridge Closure: Bay Bridge to Close on Labor Day Weekend

Bay Bridge to Close on Labor Day WeekendBay Bridge Closure: Labor Day Weekend 2013

Time:  From 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 28 To 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3

Motorists will not be able to drive on the bridge on both directions during this closure. As a result, motorists should plan to leverage alternatives for getting to San Francisco and for traveling around the Bay Area while the Bay Bridge is closed during Labor Day weekend.
 
- For more information about the Bay Bridge closure please visit: BayBridgeInfo.org

- For more information about Bay Area Traffic please visit: 511.org