The BART strike is well underway, and causing chaos for a lot of commuters. But those with bikes seem to be faring the best in the BART shutdown.
There’s a lot to celebrate in San Francisco this week! So let’s keep it going.
Last night, BART Directors voted to remove the rush-hour bike ban for a full five-month trial, ushering in all day access for bikes and sending bike riders on both sides of the Bay into fits of glee.
Guess what, bike riders? Next week you can take your bike on BART— even during the usually restricted and ominously sounding "bike blackout period." That’s right, BART’s testing a weeklong pilot to remove the commute-hour ban on bikes.
Though San Francisco is a literary city, the typical idioms don’t apply here. The one about the pot calling the kettle black is both racist and offensive to Williams-Sonoma, where the best pots are copper and the priciest kettles stainless. And you can certainly have your cake and eat it too—just ask Elizabeth Falkner.
Lately I’ve been demystifying the notion that you can’t teach old dogs new tricks. The old dogs: my parents, who emigrated from New York to San Francisco practically moments after my wife gave birth to our daughter, who’s now 2.
For this edition of Scenes of the City we tagged along for the fourth week of BART protests in downtown SF. The protesters stayed out of the paid area of the BART stations until they made their way to the Embarcadero. In the Embarcadero Station, one man crossed over to the paid area. Two arrests were made over the evening.
Welcome to "Transported," our weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on Muni without losing your mind.
Billed as an "unconference" spanning the entire weekend of March 19th, TransportationCamp is the perfect opportunity for Muni/BART/AC Transit/bicycle/car-obsessed San Franciscans to nerd out together and make change happen.
It's always a buzzkill when you're out on the town, spending your hard-earned money on a good time with your friends, only to have to cut it short in order to make the last BART train at midnight. That might change in the very near future, because BART officials are weighing the pros and cons of extending a few operating hours on weekends so people don't get stuck on the opposite side of the bay.
Welcome to "Transported", our weekly series about getting places in San Francisco, whether you take the bus or the BART, bike or drive. Come here to find the skinny on secret parking spots, the new bike lanes and how to get across town on Muni without losing your mind.
Just as the SFMTA, BART and five other Bay Area transit agencies are forcing the Clipper Card switch upon all riders, the San Francisco Examiner brings to light some interesting privacy issues surrounding the new card. All your daily transit movements could be easily tracked through the Clipper's embedded chip, exposing a what state Senator Joe Simitian worries is an accessible "roadmap to your life."
Everyone loves free stuff, right? You've got two chances for free movie nights this sure-to-be-beautiful Saturday.
Brave the crowds who will undoubtedly show up, White Russians and joints in hand, for a showing of The Big Lebowski in Dolores Park at 8 pm. Dress up like The Dude or Jesus Quintana, just do whatever you have to do to pledge your allegiance to this movie, because you'll have a lot of competition.
If warm and fuzzy films are more your speed, head down to Duboce Park in the heart of the city for a free screening of The Pursuit of Happyness, that Will Smith flick about hard times in the Bay Area filmed in, well, the Bay Area.