Rogue bike-share: Bringing chaos to our public spaces

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“Keeping our city beautiful, clean and livable for current and future generations is a fundamental tenet of civic stewardship for all San Franciscans. For the countless residents who work hard every day to do their part in achieving this goal, we know that can be far easier...

Muni rolls out new local art on buses

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“Our mostly funky, aged coaches are rarely pleasing to the eye, but starting today the winning works from the 2017 San Francisco Beautiful competition will inject a touch more culture and tranquility into your daily commute. One hundred city buses now bear the imprimatur of...

Preserving S.F.’s past or moving to the future: Historic street lamps spark debate

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“Truth be told, I’ve never paid much attention to the historic street lamps along Van Ness Avenue. Maybe they’ve escaped your notice as well. But they’re the subject of San Francisco’s latest debate over how to preserve remnants of the past, a discussion that grows more...

Placemaking spaces—from Muni buses to Apple’s town squares

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“When you visit San Francisco, it’s unlikely that a Muni bus will be on your list of notable must-see attractions. But if you live here, or are an explorative visitor, you’re apt to find yourself on one. Though the fleet of electric trolleys and hybrid buses tap into the...

How San Francisco’s Cable Cars Were Saved From Extinction

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“Fog swirled over San Francisco’s Nob Hill as Andrew Smith Hallidie tested the city’s first cable car in August of 1873. Accounts suggest a fear-consumed conductor vanished before the 4 am trial, leaving Hallidie to navigate steep Clay Street himself. So, the entrepreneur...

Coalition for a Clean San Francisco

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This month we would like your opinion on the state of San Francisco’s cleanliness. Do you think that San Francisco needs a good cleaning? Is the City dirtier in your neighborhood than it ever has been? Tell us more! If you have specific areas of San Francisco that you think need...

Muni Art Contest Winners Announced, Art to be Displayed on More Buses

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“Community-focused non-profit San Francisco Beautiful announced the winners of its second annual Muni Art contest last week, adding that the winners will receive more exposure than last year as the number of buses that will display their work has doubled, from 50 to...

City announces it will double Muni buses with art in 2017

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“Five artists beat out more than 53 contestants to place their art on Muni buses. But unlike last year, that art won’t be displayed on just 50 buses — it’ll be displayed on 100. The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency announced its five winners for its annual Muni...

Muni Art 2017 Winners Announced

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The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and San Francisco Beautiful (SFB) today announced the five winners of the 2017 Muni Art Project! The theme for Muni Art 2017 is “San Francisco Neighborhoods”. The five winning artists will have their original work...

SFMTA and San Francisco Beautiful Kick-Off 2nd Annual Muni Art Program

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“San Francisco Neighborhoods” theme will feature the work of five artists on 100 muni buses The San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA) and San Francisco Beautiful (SFB) are teaming up for the second year to showcase the work of artists living in the Bay Area....