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Public Transit is About to Get Prettier

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“While Muni is not usually the subject of positive and exciting hubbub, the art world should take note. The Muni Art Project, now in its third year, has begun its...

Video For Good | SF Beautiful

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“In this episode I speak with SF Beautiful’s Executive Director Darcy Brown and Communications Manager Peter Clarke about how they are using video and social media...

Meet The Muni Art 2017 Artists

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Over the past few months we went out and interviewed our Muni Art 2017 winners. These short clips are a great introduction to our winning artists and their art!  ...

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...

Replicating San Francisco Street Lights

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John Rook, Owner of Lera Glass Co. talks to San Francisco Beautiful about replicating historic street lights in San Francisco.  

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...