74 posts categorized "Transportation"


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.


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


Green Transportation: Mayor Lee and SFMTA Unveil New Hybrid Buses

Mayor Lee and SFMTA Unveil New Hybrid BusesMayor Edwin M. Lee and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA), which oversees transportation in the city, including the Municipal Railway (Muni), today announced that for the first time since 2007 the Agency will begin deploying new Muni buses this week. As part of the Agency’s plan to replace the entire bus fleet over the next five years, this procurement of 62 low-floor biodiesel-electric hybrid buses from New Flyer Industries will improve transit service, improve the overall customer experience, and bring clean, brand-new vehicles that use state-of-the-art hybrid and biofuel technologies to make one of the cleanest fleets in the nation even cleaner. Read more.


Capital Improvement: Mayor Announces SFO Ten-Year Infrastructure Plan

Mayor Announces SFO Ten-Year Infrastructure PlanMayor Edwin M. Lee today announced a $4.1 billion capital improvement plan for San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The long-term infrastructure plan provides funding for terminal improvements, facility enhancements, and the creation of an on-site luxury hotel, pending environmental approval. The plan is expected to create more than 36,000 jobs over the next 10 years.

“SFO’s ten year capital improvement plan ensures that our airport can achieve its goal to create a world-class facility, and continue to be a vital source of job creation in Bay Area,” said Mayor Lee. “SFO is an engine which helps power our local economies, bring tourism and jobs to the entire region, and this investment in our infrastructure keeps that engine running strong.” Read more


Quality of Life: Mayor Launches City's Pedestrian Strategy

Mayor Launches City's Pedestrian StrategyMayor Edwin M. Lee as part of the Nation’s first Walk to Work Day launched San Francisco’s Pedestrian Strategy to increase walkability around the City and make all neighborhoods safe for pedestrians as outlined in the Mayor’s Pedestrian Safety Executive Directive. The Pedestrian Strategy focuses on actionable recommendations to reduce serious or fatal pedestrian injuries by 25 percent by 2016 and by 50 percent by 2021.

“The Pedestrian Strategy outlines specific actions to cement our commitment to safer, more walkable streets for everyone who walks around our beautiful City,” said Mayor Lee. “If we can prevent an accident from happening, we must. Everyone is a pedestrian at some point, and their safety is our highest priority.” Read more.