In 1998 San Francisco Beautiful undertook a campaign to advocate for the undergrounding of utility wires. The campaign resulted in the Undergrounding Taskforce which combine private and public funds to underground a small part of is ongoing.
A pilot program designed to make it easier for residents to close a block or two to cars and open them for play and community-building. SF Beautiful partnered with Sunday Streets to hold workshops to get neighborhood organizers up to speed on best practices for holding successful events. The program successfully reduced the fees and […]
In 1992, San francisco Beautiful established a taskforce that included publishers, community groups, DPW, and the City Attorneys to forge a plan that would eliminate the clutter and hazards of unmitigated newsracks while preserving the publications right to sell papers. The City instituted a pilot program which resulted in the development of a pedestal mounted […]
Pavement to Parks
In 2011, San Francisco Beautiful recognized the city’s Pavement to Parks Program with a Beautification Award. With a focus on activating our streets and sidewalks, the San Francisco Planning Department, the Department of Public Works and the Municipal Transportation Agency are reclaiming underutilized spaces in the public realm by creating vibrant, beautiful gathering spaces. For more than […]